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Joya de Cerén
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Joya de Cerén

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: El Salvador
Description:
Joya de Cerén was a pre-Hispanic farming community that, like Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, was buried under an eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano c. AD 600. Because of the exceptional condition of the remains, they provide an insight into the daily lives of the Central American populations who worked the land at that time.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Joya de Cerén", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.