Consequences of a military disaster was so great that it even affected the fate of the northern states Maya – the destiny of Tikal and Calakmul. History of Copan in usual presentation begins with the appearance here of the royal dynasty (426 AD). Yaks K'uk 'Mo, sent the Divine King of Tikal from hundreds of kilometers from the capital into the depths of the jungle, wandered into the valley of Copan. Here he founded his dynasty – built a 'family hearth and home' and established the cult of the god, the patron of his own family. Three days later, Yaks K'uk Mo repeated celebration of Quirigua – reported by another inscription carved on the stone, which scientists have recently deciphered. Copan was lying in a fertile river valley, where centuries of settled farmers, cultivating maize. Royal city grew rapidly. Not without reason, archaeologists approx Rest of his 'Paris of the Maya': people flocked here from all surrounding areas.
Scientists have discovered traces of Copan in the obvious presence of foreign 'guest workers'. In many ways, prosperity of the city ensured that his government controlled a large deposit of jade in the Motagua Valley. For the Maya, jade was more valuable than gold: it produced a variety of masks and decorations, and delight us today. However, gradually increased and the rulers of the town of Quirigua. They have been handier to control the place of production Jade, by the same authorities Quirigua held in his hands and an important trade route, padded to the Pacific Ocean.