Joya de Ceren and San Andres

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Joya de Cerén Cerén, or Joya de Cerén, is the name of a village in El Salvador that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Known as the North American Pompeii, because of its level of preservation, Ceren offers a fascinating glimpse into what life was like 1400 years ago.

 

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San Andrés The Mayan ruins of San Andres lie in the valley of Zapotitan, in the department of La Libertad, El Salvador. This is one of the largest pre-Hispanic archaeological sites in the country, and it is named after the hacienda where the ruins were discovered. Excavation work began during the 1940s and is on-going, and the site is managed by FUNDAR — the National Foundation of Archaeology of El Salvador

 


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