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Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site, Department of La Libertad, Canton Joya de Ceren, jurisdiction of San Juan Opico, El Salvador. Inscription in 1993. Criteria: (iii)(iv)


EL SALVADOR. Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site.


VIDEO: Inside the Mayan Village of Joya de Ceren


Remains of maya village of Joya de Ceren buried by volcano eruption around A.D. 600,salvador

Joya de Ceren Tazumal El Salvador Pompei of the Americas ...


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from Atlas Obscura

Joya de Ceren - The Pompeii of the New World

Joya de Cerén was a pre-Hispanic farming community that, like Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, was buried under an eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano c. AD 600. Because of the exceptional condition of the remains, they provide an insight into the daily lives of the Central American populations who worked the land at that time.


Joya de Ceren, El Salvador. Just a few kilometers away from San Andres, Joya de Ceren was just an ordinary Maya village until it was abruptly buried 1,400 years ago by its backyard volcano, creating “the Pompeii of the Americas”. Normally such humble structures would not have survived, but here you can gather a sense of what life was like for the ordinary Maya people all those centuries ago.