Archeology Attraction

Las Sepulturas or Gravesites

Las Sepulturas or Gravesites, location is connected by a sacbe, a raised paved road, which runs southwest to Monument Plaza in the Main Court area.

The complex consists of a number of restored structures; mostly elite residences that have stone benches, some of which have carved decorations including a number of tombs.

The site has a very long history of occupation, including a house dating from the Early Preclassical period. In the Middle Preclassical period, great platforms of cobblestone were constructed and several elaborate burials were made. By the year 800AD, the complex consisted of about 50 buildings arranged around 7 large squares.

At this time, the most important building was the Bacabs’ Palace, the residence of a powerful nobleman in the time of Yax Pasaj Chan Yopaat. The exterior of the building has high quality sculpted decorations and a stone bench with carved glyphs inside. One part of the complex formed a sub-district, or neighborhood, occupied by inhabitants who were not Mayans, but natives of central Honduras, involved in the commercial network that brought goods from that region.

Hours: Daily from 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Prices:

Foreign Visitors: Entrance included with ticket to Copan Ruinas Archeological Park

Central American Visitors:  Entrance included with ticket to Copan Ruinas Archeological Park

Honduran Visitors: Entrance included with ticket to Copan Ruinas Archeological Park