Copán

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Co·pán

 (kō-pän′)
A ruined Mayan city of western Honduras that flourished from c. 300 bc to ad 900. The ruins include the Hieroglyphic Stairway with over 2,000 glyphs.

Copán

(Spanish koˈpan)
n
(Placename) a village in W Honduras: site of a ruined Mayan city.
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This one, the name of which doesn't appear, is in the Copan valley of Honduras, and "
"Copan is a city, in the Department of Copan, near the boundary between Honduras and Guatemala.
"As you'll see, if you take the trouble to go through it, as I did, Copan is, or maybe was, for all I know, one of the most important centers of the Mayan civilization."
I'm willing to take your word for it that there's a Copan valley in Honduras.
"You mean he wants to get it and take it away from the Copan valley, Tom?"
"This story has to do with the hidden city, and tells of the ancient civilization of those who lived in the Copan valley thousands of years ago.
This paper emanates from a three-year case study conducted by the authors at Copan Archaeological Park (CAP), a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site (WHS).
Abstract: Richness and abundance of birds in riparian forest belts of varied breadths at the Sesesmiles river microwatershed, Copan, Honduras.
Copan added that "the fact that it is a licensing deal is in line with the strategic importance of these technologies to Bosch and its product offerings for integrated emissions control."
In 1998, the Chortis occupied the Copan ruins to demand land and to force an investigation into the deaths of 43 indigenous leaders killed during a six-year period.
Of course, we lingered at Copan too long, and it was sundown when we started the long drive back to San Pedro Sula.
According to this book [Maya Codex] it seems that in olden times, people from Yucatan [Chontal Maya/Itza] conquered and subjected the provinces of Ayajal, Lacadon, Verapaz, and the land of Chiquimula [Quiche province] and this of Copan".