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Old 02-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #141
Saralou
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Sight Seeing in Salvador

We visited the Joya de Cera archeological site.



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It is known as the Pompeii of Central America. The site was covered in volcanic mud and ash at least 14 times, beginning around 260 A.D, with the last recorded around 600 A.D. It was discovered by accident in 1976



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There is also a small museum here housing displays explaining the discovery, excavation, and conservation of the site. There are a number of artifacts on display as well.



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We were lucky to see the national bird of El Salvador, which has amazing tail feathers.



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Back at casa Lecha we applied our new stickers as an homage to Katja and Jens who have all their stickers in the same locations on their two bikes.



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