Known for the sculptured Portrait Stelae the Honduran Mayan ruins at Copan portray some of the finest examples of this Maya Mesoamerican art form. Temple 16 is the highest structure in this ancient Mayan temple archeological site.
The Olmecs may be said to have practically discovered the secret of carving jade and worked it to a perfection which no other people would achieve in the history of Mesoamerica. We don’t know that much about the Olmecs, but we know they treasured the blue jade, saving it for their finest carvings. It supposedly represented the sky, water, the breath of life-many things.