University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Fernando Lopez

Tunneling into the Heart of the Copan Acropolis

By: David W. Sedat and Fernando Lopez

Around AD 426 K’inich Yax K’uk’ Mo’ achieved preeminence at Copan and founded a dynasty. During his reign, a complex of buildings was erected on a platform 100 meters west of the Copan River. The stucco-surfaced platform (named Yune) mea¬≠sured 75 meters on a side and had low walls around it, either for defense or […]