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Palenque

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Palenque
Palenque Collage.jpg
Collage of Palenque.
Palenque is located in Mesoamerica
Palenque
Location within Mesoamerica
Alternate nameBàak', Lakamha
LocationChiapasMexico
RegionChiapas
Coordinates17°29′2.32″N 92°2′46.78″W / 17.4839778°N 92.0463278°W / 17.4839778; -92.0463278
History
PeriodsLate Preclassic to Early Postclassic
CulturesMaya civilization
Site notes
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official namePre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
CriteriaCultural: i, ii, iii, iv
Reference411
Inscription1987 (11th Session)
Area1,772 ha

The city of Palengue also is home to The Temple of Inscriptions, inside lies the sarcophagus of Pacal the Great.

Palenque (Bàak' in Modern Maya) is a Maya archeological site near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is a medium-sized site, much smaller than large sites like Tikal or Copán. It does, however, contain good examples of architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings of the Maya time.

References[change | change source]

  • Stuart, David (2005) The Inscriptions from Temple XIX at Palenque. Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute. ISBN 0-934051-10-0

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Coordinates: 17°29′2.4″N, 92°2′49.20″W