PAR­QUE ARQUEOLÓGICO

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Las rui­nas ma­yas de Co­pán se en­cuen­tran ubi­ca­das en el pe­que­ño Va­lle de Co­pán que po­see una ex­ten­sión de 24 ki­ló­me­tros cua­dra­dos. En 1980 fue de­cla­ra­do Pa­tri­mo­nio Mun­dial por la UNES­CO. Du­ran­te el pe­río­do Clá­si­co se re­co­no­cía co­mo ciu­dad es­ta­do que en su mo­men­to de ma­yor apo­geo man­tu­vo una po­bla­ción apro­xi­ma­da de 21,000 ha­bi­tan­tes. A pe­sar de un ta­ma­ño re­la­ti­va­men­te pe­que­ño, se ca­rac­te­ri­za­ba por ser pio­ne­ra en­tre las ar­tes; sus es­te­las, al­ta­res y la arquitectura le han va­li­do el so­bre­nom­bre de “La Ciu­dad Luz del Mundo Ma­ya”. Se pue­de di­vi­dir en dos áreas: La gran Pla­za y Acró­po­lis. Mien­tras la pri­me­ra era un es­pa­cio pú­bli­co, la se­gun­da era una zona ce­rra­da, re­ser­va­da para la éli­te go­ber­nan­te.

The Ma­yan ruins of Co­pán are lo­ca­ted in the small Va­lley of Co­pán, it has an ex­ten­sion of 24 squa­re ki­lo­me­ters. In the year 1980 it was de­cla­red a World He­ri­ta­ge si­te by UNES­CO. Du­ring the Clas­sic pe­riod was re­cog­ni­zed as a city sta­te that at its peak had an ap­pro­xi­ma­te po­pu­la­tion of 21,000 in­ha­bi­tants. Des­pi­te its re­la­ti­vely small si­ze, it was cha­rac­te­ri­zed as a pio­neer among the arts; its ste­las, al­tars and the ar­chi­tec­tu­re ha­ve ear­ned it the nick­na­me of “The City of Light of the Ma­yan World”. It can be di­vi­ded into two areas: The Great Pla­za and The Acro­po­lis. Whi­le the first was a pu­blic spa­ce, the se­cond was a clo­sed area, re­ser­ved for the ru­ling eli­te.

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