Joya de Ceren Tazumal El Salvador Pompei of the Americas ...
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 Cerén Archaeological Site, Department of La Libertad, Canton Joya de Ceren, jurisdiction of San Juan Opico, El Salvador. Inscription in 1993. Criteria: (iii)(iv)
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.