Joya de Cerén is an archaeological site in La Libertad Department, El Salvador, featuring a pre-Columbian Maya farming village.
The ancient Maya site of Joya de Cerén is located in the Zapotitán Valley 36 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, El Salvador. It is often referred to as the "Pompeii of the Americas", in comparison to the famed Ancient Roman ruins. This site is known for the excellent preservation of a Classic period settlement that was rapidly buried by the ashfall of an eruption of the Loma Caldera around A.D. 600.
Address Carretera San Juan Pico - Agua Escondida, El Salvador
Coordinates 13°49'45.556" N -89°21'24.733" E