Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site is a site of pre-hispanic farming community that was buried under lava following the eruption of Laguna Caldera volcano in AD 600. As such it is similar to Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy.
The exceptionally well preserved remains at Joya de Cerén provides scientists a glimpse into the daily life of the people during that particular point in time.
Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 17th session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Cartagena, Colombia, on 6-11 December, 1993.
Photos of Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
Ruins of Joya de Ceren, El Salvador
Author: Julio Cesar Acosta Burgos (public domain)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N 13 49 39 W 89 22 9 in La Libertad, Canton of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador
Inscription Year: 1993
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV
Location Map of Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
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Visiting Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
It is best to make the arrangements with a travel agency either in El Salvador or in your home country, to visit the Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site.