Copan is considered the Maya's crowning artistic achievement because of its unique and abundant, high relief style of stone sculpture. If Tikal in Guatemala, with its towering temples, could be compared to New York, Copan, it is said, would be Paris. In addition to possessing the most intricately and artistically carved stone sculpture, Copan is the most intensely studied and best understood of all Maya sites. After decades of world class archaeological study, which has beenfeatured often in magazines like National Geographic, Copan isthe only site to yield the remains of a Maya queen. They've found two, actually. The impressive, world class Copan Sculpture Museum was constructed to display and protect the majority of the site's original sculpture. The museum's four-story centerpiece, the striking "Rosalila" temple, is a full-scale replica of a temple recently excavated beneath the Acropolis.