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COPAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 94 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COPAN, an ancient ruined city of western Honduras, near the Guatemalan frontier, and on the right bank of the Rio Copan, a tributary of the Motagua. For an account of its elaborately sculptured stone buildings, which rank among the most celebrated monuments of Mayan civilization, see CENTRAL AMERICA: Archaeology. The city is sometimes regarded as identical with the Indian stronghold which, after a heroic resistance, was stormed by the Spaniards, under Hernando de Chaves, in 1530. It has given its name to the department in which it is situated.
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