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Address: Copan, Honduras

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Active archaeological site in Copan

This site gives a visitor a chance to see archaeology in action. You see piles of stones that have been cataloged and staged for restoration as well as an active group excavating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2017
Ruth T
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Berkeley, California

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Buckhannon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Sepulturas is about a mile from the main ruins at Copan and admission is included with the ticket to Copan ruins. We were fortunate to have a taxi (tuk tuk) driver from town who recommended that we buy our tickets at the main park and then let him take us to Sepulturas, where he would wait for us and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This site gives a visitor a chance to see archaeology in action. You see piles of stones that have been cataloged and staged for restoration as well as an active group excavating the site. Walking further into the ruins you see some of the restored area and still more places where restoration has yet to start.

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Thank Ruth T
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The site is an active archaeological dig site and with a guide, you are able to see some of the dig sites. The site is mainly residential sites and the site of various other indigenous cultures and the ancient Mayan university for royalty. You will definitely have more appreciation for things if you hire a guide for here. This site... More 

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Thank Daryl F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Of course should be included in any tour of the ruins, but not the most interesting or appealing section.

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Thank Tandroy F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Most folks probably don't visit this spot east of town which was an upper class residential area. It's included in the full price ticket. It's called Sepulturas or Cemetery because bones were found in or near the walls of buildings. But now they know that when Mayans died, they were just buried right near where they lived. There are ongoing... More 

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Thank cfuller603
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

After I visited this area I could say that it really worth to visit it. Try to hire a local tour guide in order to get the proper explanation and tour around it.

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Monteverde Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

A kilometer up from main ruins with entry fee included in main ruins fee. I got lucky and ran into a local guy who just started walking with me and became my guide. In Spanish. Never asked for money just took me around and explained everything and we walked through the different communal living sites. Showed me everything and explained... More 

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Thank Monteverdeguy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The Mayan history is very interesting and they let visitors walk around the current site where archeologists are working. I loved the early morning solitude and birding opportunity in this reserve. It says it is open from 0800 but it is open by 06:45 and the guard doesn't mind letting in visitors at that time. I saw several turquoise browed... More 

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1 Thank norahlang
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71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This is a small outer site of the main Copán ruins. It's no way near as impressive but as it's included in the price it's worth a visit. You can't go direct from the main ruins - ignore the guide books and maps, that path is closed. Instead you walk down the main road 1.4km. Like the main ruins it... More 

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Port St Lucie, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Visited here with a small tour group, so we had a guide. This is a cool site, just up the road from the main ruins at Copan, and well worth a visit. Here you can see how the elites and middle class occupants lived. Most were "good" scribes (those who kept the financial, administrative, religious, historical and astronomical records), or... More 

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