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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña (Museum of the Revolution)||2019||130.9km||site_ao|
|Bolas de Fuego (Fireball Festival)||2019||14.8km||site_ao|
|La Ceiba Park||2019||41.9km||site_ao|
|Mayan Stelae at Quirigua||2017||164.3km||site_ao|
|A Century-Old, To-Scale Topographical Map of Guatemala||2017||153.8km||site_ao|
|Maya Site of Copan||1980||116.5km||site_whs|
|Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua||1981||164.3km||site_whs|
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