San Juan Opico, La Libertad, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
Joya de Cerén
Gobierno de la República de El Salvador
Joya de Cerén
Patrimonio de la Humanidad
Este sitio arqueológico Joya de Cerén, fue solemnemente declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad en la XVII sesión del Comité del Patrimonio Mundial de UNESCO el día 8 de diciembre de 1993, en Cartagena, Colombia, siendo Presidente de la República el Licenciado Alfredo Felix Cristiani.
Ministerio de Educación
San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.
Government of the Republic of El Salvador
Joya de Ceren
World Heritage Site
This archeological site Joya de Ceren, was solemnly declared a World Heritage Site in the XVII session of the World Heritage Site Committee of UNESCO on December 8, 1993, in Cartagena, Colombia, under the President of the Republic Alfredo Felix Cristiani.
Ministry of Education
San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America
[Seals of El Salvador, UNESCO and Concultura]
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
Location. 13° 49.704′ N, 89° 21.394′ W. Marker is in San Juan Opico, La Libertad. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to the archeological expositions at the Joya de Cerén park.
Other nearby markers. The San Salvador Volcano Complex (approx. 4 kilometers away in San Salvador); Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Indigo Production at San Andrés (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); San Andrés Archaeological Site (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); El Boqueron National Park (approx. 13.4 kilometers away); Three Decades of Alberto Masferrer University (approx. 18.1 kilometers away in San Salvador).
Regarding Joya de Cerén.
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.
The site was discovered during the construction of Government grain-storage silos in 1976, when a clay-built structure was exposed by a bulldozer. Excavations were carried out under the direction of Dr. Paysan D. Sheets (University of Colorado) in 1978 and 1980, but were interrupted
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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