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Copan Museum

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Museo de la Escultura de Copan - Sculpture Museum of Copan
Museo de la Escultura de Copan - Sculpture Museum of Copan
The cave-like entrance to the Copan Museum
The cave-like entrance to the Copan Museum
The entrance of the museum is supposed to evoke the archaeological tunnels carved into the Copan Acropolis
The entrance of the museum is supposed to evoke the archaeological tunnels carved into the Copan Acropolis
First view of the Rosalila at the end of the tunnel
First view of the "Rosalila" at the end of the tunnel
Full-scale replica of the Rosalila Temple which was buried by later temple construction
Full-scale replica of the Rosalila Temple which was buried by later temple construction
The Rosalila Temple dates from ca 550 AD and discovered in 1991
The Rosalila Temple dates from ca 550 AD and discovered in 1991
Information about the Rosalila Temple
Information about the Rosalila Temple
Rosalila Temple reconstruction, Copan Museum
Rosalila Temple reconstruction, Copan Museum
Elaborate stucco reliefs on the temple fašade
Elaborate stucco reliefs on the temple fašade
While most old temples are destroyed to form the core of the next larger pyramid-temple, the Rosalila was buried intact
While most old temples are destroyed to form the core of the next larger pyramid-temple, the Rosalila was buried intact
The Rosalila was dedicated by Copan's 8th ruler
The Rosalila was dedicated by Copan's 8th ruler
The Rosalila honors Copan's 1st ruler, K'inich Yax K' uk' Mo' (r. 416-437 AD)
The Rosalila honors Copan's 1st ruler, K'inich Yax K' uk' Mo' (r. 416-437 AD)
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