In Central America were the two high cultures of the Mayas and Aztecs. The Mayan ruins of Copán are the remains of a past civilization of several thousand inhabitants. Compared to the other Mayan ruins, this one has many detailed statues. What we see today of temples and pyramids has been repeatedly overbuilt by new rulers. Archaeologists found a huge red temple with many stone decorations under the Copán Acropolis, which was still very well preserved.