Joya de Cerén is a snapshot of the life of a Mayan community buried in volcanic ash during an eruption.
Around the year 590 A.D. a quiet village was surprised by an eruption from a nearby volcano. The villagers escaped leaving behind almost everything while more than 20 feet of volcanic ash entombed the region. Unique in Mayan World and one of the most important archeological sites in El Salvador. Also known as the Americas Pompeii is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Tazumal and Casa Blanca Archaeological Parks located in the city of Chalchuapa were important regional trade and ceremonial centers.
The importance of Tazumal and Casa Blanca is this sites have evidence of one of the longest occupancy in Mesoamerica. They were inhabited by different tribes and cultures before, during and after the Maya. Including migrations from distant places as far as Central Mexico.
Tazumal has the biggest pyramid ever found in El Salvador. Casa Blanca is a site still under excavation and investigation. The Site’s museum display ancient pieces and detailed explanation of the civilizations that built this pyramids, temples and structures. The first civilization that made vitrified pottery in the pre-hispanic Americas.