Rosalila Temple Preservation Progress

Rosalila Temple Preservation Progress

In 2019 the Copan Association began raising funds to preserve the Rosalila Structure in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. The Copan Association has raised funds from the private sector in Honduras as well as internationally. This report highlights the work being done by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/huskers-help-power-mayan-temple-preservation/

The Importance of Rosalila

The Importance of Rosalila

The Rosalila temple;  one of the most emblematic monuments of the Mayan Civilization, is located  in the Archaeological Park of Copán Ruinas, Honduras,  one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization and a World Heritage site. Discovered in 1989 by Arq. Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle the Rosalila temple was interred inside Temple 16 in…

DIPA

DIPA

DIPA is a technical team formed in May 2004, headquartered at the Asociación Copan offices and directed by Honduran archaeologist, Ricardo Agurcia F. DIPA offers advice to the Honduran Ministry of Tourism (IHT) pertaining to certain aspects of the World Bank-financed Copan Valley Regional Development Project (PDRVC). The PDRVC uses archaeological tourism as a poverty-reducing…

Educational Garden

Educational Garden

The Casa K’inich Children’s Museum, and the The Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (MCARLM), based in San Lorenzo County Park, California completed their garden project begun in 2014 which was funded through a Museums Connect grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Alliance of…

Casa Kinich Childrens Museum

Casa Kinich Childrens Museum

To cultivate the next generation of Hondurans to care for the World Heritage Site of Copan, the Copan Association collaborated with Honduran, Guatemalan, and US designers, scholars, and builders, and “Casa K’inich” opened in February 2002.  Casa K’inich, or “House of the Sun” has welcomed over 100,000 visitors. Children learn through play in this interactive…

Casa Sharer

Casa Sharer

Residential Housing for Researchers, Students, and Investigators in Copan, Honduras Contact Asociación Copan info@asociacioncopan.org or (504) 2651 – 4103 for information and availability. For over 25 years this property served as housing to students of archaeology doing research in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. In 2013 the estate of Dr. Robert Sharer donated the property to the…

Rosalila Rescue
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Rosalila Rescue

Investigation and Consolidation of Temple 10L-16 and Rosalila (1990-1997) Discovering Rosalila On June 23, 1989, Honduran archaeologist Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle (currently President of the Asociación Copán) discovered a unique and extraordinary temple. While exploring under Temple 16, he found the best-preserved example of monumental architecture at Copán. He named the structure “Rosalila” (rose/lilac), following a…