Joya de Cerén, El Savador  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.

Joya de Cerén, El Savador 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.

Remains of maya village of Joya de Cerén buried by volcano eruption around A.D. 600 (El Salvador). Tamazcal (Structure 9) excavated at Area 2

Remains of maya village of Joya de Cerén buried by volcano eruption around A.D. 600 (El Salvador). Tamazcal (Structure 9) excavated at Area 2

Joya de Ceren (UNESCO World Heritage Site), El Salvador - 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.

Joya de Ceren (UNESCO World Heritage Site), El Salvador - 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.

Joya de Ceren is the ancient Mayan village, which suffered from two volcanic eruptions and rests beneath 14 layers of ash. However, it is due to the ash temperature and the fast eruption that the village remained practically intact and is of great interest to the archaeologists.

Joya de Ceren is the ancient Mayan village, which suffered from two volcanic eruptions and rests beneath 14 layers of ash. However, it is due to the ash temperature and the fast eruption that the village remained practically intact and is of great interest to the archaeologists.

Joya de Ceren, El Salvador. Just a few kilometers away from San Andres, Joya de Ceren was just an ordinary Maya village until it was abruptly buried 1,400 years ago by its backyard volcano, creating “the Pompeii of the Americas”. Normally such humble structures would not have survived, but here you can gather a sense of what life was like for the ordinary Maya people all those centuries ago.

Joya de Ceren, El Salvador. Just a few kilometers away from San Andres, Joya de Ceren was just an ordinary Maya village until it was abruptly buried 1,400 years ago by its backyard volcano, creating “the Pompeii of the Americas”. Normally such humble structures would not have survived, but here you can gather a sense of what life was like for the ordinary Maya people all those centuries ago.

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