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The Mayan ruins less travelled: El Salvador’s forgotten history

[photo: Joya de Ceren] El Salvador’s Mayan ruins can’t be compared with the great Mayan centres in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, but they have their own powerful charm – and on most days you’ll have the sites completely to yourself. Stephen Keeling went to explore El Salvador’s rich but oft ignored Mayan heritage.

from Mail Online

The ancient Salvadoran village perfectly preserved by ash

Joya de Cerén, which translates to the Jewel of Cerén in Spanish, is an site in El Salvador to the north west of San Salvador

from Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

UNESCO World Heritage Site #193: Joya de Ceren

El Salvador World Heritage - Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site via @unesco "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"