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Maya Sites in Honduras - Copan (Paperback) Loot Price: R278
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Maya Sites in Honduras - Copan (Paperback): Books Group
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Chapters: Copan. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Copan is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copan Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples. Copan had an occupational history that spanned more than two thousand years, from the Early Preclassic period right through to the Postclassic. The city developed a distinctive sculptural style within the tradition of the lowland Maya, perhaps to emphasize the Maya ethnicity of the city's rulers. The city has a historical record that spans the greater part of the Classic period and has been reconstructed in detail by archaeologists and epigraphers. Copan, probably called Oxwitik by the Mayans, was a powerful city ruling a vast kingdom within the southern Maya area. The city suffered a major political disaster in AD 738 when Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil, one of the greatest kings in Copan's dynastic history, was captured and executed by his former vassal, the king of Quirigua. This unexpected defeat resulted in a 17-year hiatus at the city, during which time Copan may have been subject to Quirigua in a reversal of fortunes. A significant portion of the eastern side of the acropolis has been eroded away by the Copan River, although the river has since been diverted in order to protect the site from further damage. Location of CopanCopan is located in western Honduras close to the border with Guatemala. Copan lies within the municipality of Copan Ruinas in the department of Copan. It i...http: //booksllc.net/?id=8362


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-52897-6
Barcode: 9781156528976
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-52897-6

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