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  Copan: City of the Mayan Kings
Historians believed great cities like Copan were ceremonial centers where the priests lived, while the rest of the population dwelt in distant villages, visiting the plazas only to watch important rites.
The Copan Project, a collaboration between the Honduran Institute of Archaeology and History (IHAH) and scholars of diverse institutions and nationalities, is now in its third phase since its beginning in 1978.
Scholars have drawn a fascinating picture of Copan at its pinnacle, although research into the collapse of this great society may prove to be the most valuable of all, if we could only apply today the lessons of these fallen kings.
www.mayadiscovery.com /ing/archaeology/copan.htm   (1243 words)

 Copan Ruins
Copan - known as Xukpi to the Maya - was the dominant Mayan city in the south of their territory.
Equally impressive is Mayas art which is evidenced in the careful planing of their ceremonial centers, their arquitecture based on the constructions of scaled graded pyramids, their sculpture, which keeps well today on their altars and historical monuments, the remains painted murals and the beauty of their work in jade, ceramic and stone.
Copan, considered by many one of the most spectacular city's of the ancient Mayas civilization, is situated in the southwestern part of the Mayas region.
www.copanruins.com   (827 words)

 Copan travel guide, Maya ruins
Large coffee plantations surround Copan, and the growers are among the region’s wealthiest residents.
Copan is a wonderful place to go when you need to escape the heat of coastal Honduras.
Copan has a bank adjacent to the central park that will probably suit all of your banking needs while in the area.
www.travelsinparadise.com /honduras/copan_1.html   (667 words)

 Copan Mayan Ruins
Copan was the special place of the Mayan world where art and astronomy flourished.
Copan might have been settled as early as 2000 B.C. The valley was fertile and well watered.
The Copan River, which flows into the Motagua, in present-day Guatemala, probably served as a link to other Mayan centers, and as a route for trade in cacao and obsidian, and there were probably roads as well.
www.delange.org /Copan1/Copan1.htm   (504 words)

 Archaeological Sites
The ancient ruins of Copan lie in the Motagua on the Rio Copan near Guatemala.
Copan is considered a classic Maya center with ruins covering about forty acres including an acropolis with five plazas.
However, there is clear evidence of institutionalized rulership (or chiefdom organization) in the form of the early hieroglyphic monuments; and in the public architecture of the earliest ball court.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/meso_america/copan.html   (833 words)

Mayan sculptors of Copan have worked on these stones as if they were made of butter, capturing every nuance of detail in an attempt to immortalise their subjects.
There are two Copans, and just to confuse everyone, the village is called Copan Ruinas whilst the actual ruins are 1 km east of the village.
Apart from the "Forest of the Kings", Copan is famous for it's unique hieroglyphic staircase and a beautifully restored ball court.
www.geocities.com /Athens/7830/copan.htm   (1561 words)

 Copan Ruins
In Copan we can easily transport ourselves back in time to relive some of the ancient costumes that are part of the daily life of more than 12000 Maya descendents living in the surrounding areas of the valley.
Copan with its semi-tropical forest and a vary climate is an ideal place to observe a wide variety of birds migratory and from the area.
Copan was declared a heritage of humanity site in 1980 by UNESCO, and continuous study of the city by archaeologists for over a century make it the most studied city of the Maya.
www.copanruins.com /copan-ruins-1.html   (6530 words)

 The Copan Ruins Home page WWW.HONDURAS.NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Copan Ruins are located in the western part of Republic of Honduras, Central America in the Department of Copan.
Copan is the archeological city located south of the whole geographic area, and it is where the great Mayan Civilization developed and flourished.
San Jose de Copan, situated one kilometer from the principal group of ruins in this archeological zone, is a modern town which was founded during the last century and at present is called “COPAN RUINS”, or “RUINAS DE COPAN”.
www.honduras.net /copan   (487 words)

 The Naturalistic Fallacy and Other Mistaken Arguments of Paul Copan
Naturalists such as Firth, Boyd, Brink and Railton, Copan now says, are committing the naturalistic fallacy (NF) by inferring "ought" from "is." However, as William Frankena pointed out long ago, to say that someone commits the NF begs the question.[7] It assumes what it must prove, namely, that factual statements never entail ethical statements.
Copan goes on at great length about the arbitrariness of atheistic morality and asserts that in an atheistic worldview there would be no reason not to have slavery.
Copan's accidental interpretation of human sin is certainly not the way it is understood by many Christian thinkers, but for the sake of the argument let us accept it.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/michael_martin/nat_fallacy.html   (2180 words)

 Copan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Copan is the most southern and the most elegant of the Maya culture dating from the classic period.
It dates from 400-800 AD and is located in the westeren portion of Hondureas between the Motagua River and the Copan Valley.
It is believed to be a lineage tree recordeing the ascension and death of all Copan kings from Yax-Kuk-Mo to Smoke Shell.
www.kirkwood.edu /esl/copan.htm   (451 words)

 Copan's Critique of Atheistic Objective Morality
One tacit assumption Copan made when arguing for the impossibility of an atheistic foundation of morality and for the necessity of a theistic one is that a theistic ontological foundation of something is logically possible.
Copan faulted me, in turn, for appealing to Peter Railton who, according to Copan, only posited supervenience but did not defend it.[12] Copan must have read a different paper from the one that I cited.
Copan wrongly supposed that moral naturalists arbitrarily postulate moral facts, but their postulations are no more arbitrary than scientists' postulations of scientific facts.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/michael_martin/copan.html   (6014 words)

 Copan Archaeological Site
Copan, located in a lush, fertile valley on the edge of a river surrounded by wooded mountains, is truly an architectural masterpiece of grand proportion.
Unlike any of his predecessors, Yax-Kuk-Mo created a 'new dawn' over the Copan Valley, beginning of a period of kingship and political institution that was to remain in place for the next 400 years.
One such ruler, 18-Rabbit, re-shaped Copan with the aid of skilled artisans, transforming the city into a splendidly unique expression of royal power.
mayavision.com /Copan.html   (430 words)

 Copan Honduras - Guatemala Travel Guide - The Mayan Empire
The Copan Ruins are located in the western department of Copan, near the boarder with Guatemala.
In Honduran territory, the access to Copan Ruins is from San Pedro Sula, on the western highway that communicates San Pedro Sula with Santa Rosa of Copan and the border city of Ocotepeque.
The fame of Copan, being the most artistic Mayan city is well known, and without any doubt, it played an important part when in 1980 the UNESCO declared Copan a World Cultural Heritage.
www.toursguatemala.com /GuatemalaTravel_guide/copan.htm   (281 words)

 Honduras: Copan
Copan has been dubbed the "Athens of the Maya world", where art and astronomy flourished.
The main ceremonial center of Copan covers about 75 acres, but this is only a part of the original city.
Copan is most famous for its stelae, some reaching as high as 12 feet.
www.ladatco.com /HON_Copan.htm   (330 words)

 Coconut Telegraph: Copan
One of the most imposing of the Classic Maya (A.D. 250 to 900) cities, Copan's ornate buildings and sculptures, even in ruin, make it one of the greatest treasuries of art and architecture in all the Americas.
Copan is known as one of the loveliest landscapes in the Maya realm, containing a wealth of tangible reminders of the 3,000 years of human culture that have played out upon it.
At the end of the tunnel, in the center of the museum is an exact replica of the sensational Rosalila Temple.
www.bayislands.com /cocotel/copan.htm   (831 words)

 The Copan Dynasty
Representing the southeast limit to the spread of the Maya world, the city-state of Copan became the Maya's crowning artistic achievement, the cultural apex of Maya civilization.
The key to understanding Copan is a large, square block of carved stone known today as Altar Q. This altar depicts sixteen seated men - four on each of its North, East, South, and West sides.
The stela and temples in Copan were erected to commemorate the accomplishments of this dynasty of kings.
www.explorehonduras.com /sixteenkings.htm   (732 words)

 copan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The findings from this research have important implications for understanding the history of Copan's dynastic origins and the origin and development of Classic Maya polities, as well as preindustrial state systems in general.
During the final seasons of excavation, our research efforts were concentrated on completing the recording, conservation, and removal of materials from two Early Classic royal burials, known by their field nick-names as the Hunal and Margarita tombs.
An estimated four feet of rain fell on Copan during this storm, causing water infiltration and collapse in one of ECAP's main tunnels immediate east of Margarita structure.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/research/Exp_Rese_Disc/Americas/copan.shtml   (2933 words)

 Copan In Pictures
Copan is a magical place filled with large and small pyramids, court yards, altar stones, buildings and beautiful well conserved steles.
Copan is famous for its ceremonial staircases made of hieroglyphics in one of the main pyramids.
Copan is filled with vast number of hieroglyphics that permit epigraphic investigation.
members.tripod.com /copaninpictures   (223 words)

 Roatan Salt & Pepper - Roatan Ancient Mayan Copan Ruins Day Tour
The Ball Court was the social center of the Copan city.
The Copan Ball Court is one of the most artistic ball courts in the Mayan World.
The replica gives the visitor a clear vision of what the temples of Copan would of looked like over 1000 years ago, with their decorated facades and colorful decoration.
www.roatansaltnpepper.com /copan.htm   (680 words)

 Copan readying new storage Revolutions | InfoWorld | News | 2005-10-04 | By China Martens, IDG News Service
Copan made waves last year in the storage industry with the release of its Revolution 200T disk-based library which emulates a virtual tape library and targets enterprise users.
Copan customers typically only require one annual service call to replace failed disks and ensure the system has sufficient spare disks, according to Roger Archibald, Copan's vice president of marketing and business development.
Copan currently employs 70 people, but CEO Davenport expects headcount to grow to 80 by the end of the year.
www.infoworld.com /article/05/10/04/HNcopanstorage_1.html   (2019 words)

 COPAN - Plastic Loops and Needles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Soft-flexible or rigid plastic to cater to different applications and preferences of microbiologists, Copan manufactures two lines of 1 µl and 10 µl loops using two different plastic compounds: soft-flexible plastic or harder rigid plastic.
When viewed in cross section, the shafts of the Copan loops have an hexagonal shape creating a handle with six flat surfaces.
Copan inoculating needles are the perfect tools for picking off individual isolated colonies within mixed cultures growing on plated medium.
www.copanusa.com /html/loopsPlastic.html   (578 words)

 Copan Tips
Copan Ruinas is located on the Western side of Honduras, very near the border with Guatemala.
Santa Rosa is the capital of the department (local equivalent to a state) of Copan.
Maya Connections, with two locations in Copan offers same day wash dry and fold service which allows you to drop your clothes off in the morning, go to the ruins, take a tour or going about your business, and return in the afternoon to pick your clean clothes up.
www.hondurastips.honduras.com /english/copan.htm   (1376 words)

 Hotel Marina Copan, Copan Ruinas, Honduras
Overlooking the Central Plaza in the charming town of Copán Ruinas, Honduras, the Hotel Marina Copan was named in honor of Doña Marina Welchez, and built on the site of her family home nearly 60 years ago.
Today, a modern hotel that jealously guards the town's colonial architectural heritage, the Hotel Marina Copan is the most comfortable and convenient base for exploring the fascinating Maya World, and the diverse natural landscape that the ancient ones left behind.
Activities: Copan is justifiably renowned for its world-class Maya ruins.
www.hotelmarinacopan.com   (335 words)

 Mayan Ruins of Copan, Honduras
Copan was declared a World Cultural Heritage site in 1980 by UNESCO and continuous study of the city by archaeologists for over a century make it the most studied city of the Maya.
It was erected by ruler number 15, known as Smoke-Shell, and is believed to be a lineage tree recording the ascension and death of all Copan kings from Yax-Kuk-Mo to Smoke-Shell.
This model of the Mayan ruins of Copan stands in the visitor center at the entrance to the archaeological park, where plenty of information about the ruins and their history is available.
www.sailing-diving-guatemala.com /guatemala/copan.php   (724 words)

 Linda Schele Reunion Trip - Copan, Honduras
Copan - known as Xukpi to the Maya - was the dominant Maya city in the south.
Left: Close-up of detail of one of the Copan stelae, showing an ancestor materialized by the king's ritual sacrifice.
Left: While visiting in Copan, we were invited to a surprise dinner hosted by archaeologist David Sedat, one of the researchers on the Penn Copan project.
www.geocities.com /reuniontrip/copan.htm   (522 words)

Copan WMA covers 7,532 acres of Washington County in Northeast Oklahoma and is located north of Bartlesville.
Copan WMA is a mixture of cross-timbers, tall grass prairie and river bottom habitat.
Ducks are present in good numbers in most years on the wetland units and Copan Lake.
www.wildlifedepartment.com /copan2.htm   (252 words)

 Copan Region
This magnificent park, located in the Copan Valley, has been a major source of information regarding the ancient Maya civilization.
Honduras is not just world famous for its diving, it also offers a wealth of other natural attractions, wildlife and culture treasures that draw tourists from all over the world.
Copan is justifiably renowned for its world-class Maya ruins.
www.tropicaldiscovery.com /regions_honduras/copan/vacations.php   (440 words)

 History of Reasearch at Copan
Phase II In 1980 Phase II of the Copan Project undertook challenging questions left unanswered by Phase I. With a better understanding of nature and development of Copan, archaeologist turned their attention to economic and social structure in ancient Copan and the causes of the city's collapse (Agurcia 1986: 19).
It was the latter study in which excavation at the House of the Baccabs led to the Copan Mosaics Project in 1985 (Fash 1991: 59-62).
Fash, the Copan Mosaics Project seeks to reconstruct, interpret, and conserve the mosaic facades of numerous buildings both in the Principal Group and the Copan Valley.
www.utexas.edu /courses/wilson/ant304/biography/arybios98/research.html   (616 words)

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