The ruins known as copan and Palenque are in this forest, not far from its southern edge.
In this hasty sketch we do not feel that we have done justice to copan.
Hieroglyphic inscriptions are not very numerous, 276 but are apparently identical in character with those we have seen at copan.
These stelae and altars are the peculiar features of the copan ruins.
Seler attempts to explain this series of 20 gods in another way; see his "Monumente von copan und Quirigua" , p. 729.
The sides are covered with hieroglyphics in low relief just as at copan.
He corroborates the statement of Stephens that the monuments of copan show no traces of buildings such as are found in Yucatan.
In all the carvings there you do not find one that resembles in the least those at copan.
Of the leading cities it is necessary to mention only Quirigua, copan, and Palenque.
There is no room for such a belief as to copan and Quirigua.