Copán has 3500 mounds in the 9
square miles around the temples.
There is a Hieroglyphic Staircase.
Built in the year 743, the staircase tells the official history of the ancestors
of King Smoke Shell.
It is the most complete history of kings found in any Maya site.
The kings of Copán enjoyed feeling important. They built
the Forest of the Kings, a field of elaborately carved stelae
that are almost full sized statues.
Living in the area are monkeys, bright guacamayas (large parrots)
and tree sloths. You can also see peccaries, which look like huge,
round guinea pigs. They are covered with short gold hairs flecked