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Just south of Tegucigalpa are the Ayasta caves, shallow openings along the side of a canyon which have been decorated with petroglyphs by unknown people.
While Copan remains the biggest tourist site, there are several more archaeological attractions to explore: the Naranjo Archaeological Park is an extensive set of ruins of pre-Columbian settlements; the Talgua Caves was used for ritual burials. When discovered, it was filled with hundreds of human bones, stacked and placed on small shelves or in holes; finally, petroglyph sites can be found scattered all over the country, such as Yaguacire, Ayasta, Cueva del Gigante, Walpa Ulban Sirpe, Walpa Ulban Tara, and La Mosquitia.