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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site, El Salvador

[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site is a site of pre-hispanic farming community that was buried under lava following the eruption of Laguna Caldera volcano in AD 600. As such it is similar to Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy.

The exceptionally well preserved remains at Joya de Cerén provides scientists a glimpse into the daily life of the people during that particular point in time.

Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 17th session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Cartagena, Colombia, on 6-11 December, 1993.

Photos of Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

Ruins of Joya de Ceren, El Salvador
Ruins of Joya de Ceren, El Salvador
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Temazcal_en_Joya_de_Ceren.jpg
authorshipJulio Cesar Acosta Burgos
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 13 49 39 W 89 22 9 in La Libertad, Canton of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador
Inscription Year: 1993
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV

Visiting Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

It is best to make the arrangements with a travel agency either in El Salvador or in your home country, to visit the Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site.

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