Click on the estela to see it much clearer (62Kb)
As you enter the museum you are impressed by this amazing structure.
Back durring the Mayan times, most estelas were of this color and of this style. They all had very
bright distinguishing colors that made the Mayan city very pleasing to the eyes. If you would
like to see different sides of the restauration of the stela, here are two different pictures,
the upper right sideand the other from thebottom left side.
This is one of the displays at the Copan museum, various different
displays like this one can be seen inside the museum that once were outside in the Mayan city and
are now inside the museum for their protection and your viewing pleasure.
Click on the picture to see the inside of the museum much clearer. (184Kb)
This is a huge bat displayed at the museum.
Amazing what the Mayas were capable of doing with thier technology. This is a large bird,
over eight feet tall, also made with the same materials and painted with natural plants
ointments as the estelas.
There are also different faces that are displayed showing different Mayan people.
All these sculptures are made out of rock that the Mayans also used to make their temples out of.
The Mayans also had their idea of what happened after death. They called it the "Underworld." These
pictures show us different symbolic representations made by the Mayas of the Underworld.
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