Friday, February 6, 2009

Copan Ruins, Honduras

Well, if during the week i havent been able to make an update, at least ill close it with one  :)  And starting with nothing more, nothing less but a new country...and if im counting right, its will be no. 93....not bad, not bad at all...i just hope to reach 100 by the end of the year :)
Btw....my GTKY Christmas Flamingos are finally all here, so if you want to, here you can take a look - click me!
Well, not only Honduras takes the 93rd place on my list of countries, but it as well crosses out another UNESCO site from my collection! As i love to say sometimes....two flies killed in one move ;-)

The pre-Columbian city today known as Copán  is a locale in western Honduras in the Copán Department, near to the Guatemalan border. It is the site of a major Maya kingdom of the Classic era.
The kingdom flourished from the 5th century AD to the early 9th century, with antecedents going back to at least the 2nd century AD.
The site in Copan is known for producing a remarkable series of portrait stelae most of which were placed along processional ways in the central plaza of the city and the adjoining acropolis. The stelae and sculptured decorations of the buildings of Copán are some of the very finest surviving art of ancient Mesoamerica.
Many structures are elaborately decorated with stone sculptures, usually constructed from a mosaic of carved stones of a size that one person could carry.

I think that writing about these cultures would never be enough coz they are so magnificent and rich in history....im really really amazed with these civilizations!

4 comments:

Marie Reed said...

I agree! I could just read on and on and on! The information that you posted is just fascinating! Happy PFF!

Marie Reed said...

I saw that you have already received a postcard from France but.. would you like another one?

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful post with an excellent lesson in history! Perfect!

elton1956 said...

Beautiful postcard! I´d like to get postcards of Copán ruins.