Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site is located 36 kilometers northwest of the capital El Salvador, San Salvador. It is often compared to Pompeii because it was also buried in volcanic ash during the eruption of Loma Caldera Volcano around 600 AD. The archeological site is a Mayan agricultural village from the pre-Columbian period. It has been under UNESCO protection since 1993. This is an extremely popular location for visits due to the exceptional preservation of the smallest details from the life of ordinary farmers of the Mayan civilization.