Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Discovered in 1570 by Diego García de Palacio, the ruins of Copán, one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization, were not excavated until the 19th century. The ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Copan", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.