Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples.
Stamps on postcard:
Green Iguana, issued on 6.10.2014. Hawkwing Conch (Strombus raninus), issued on 19.7.2004. Airmail - Telethon, issued on 4.12.2003.