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Palenque

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Palenque
The Palace, Ruins of Palenque
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
Location Q1859841, Mexico Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 17°29′02″N 92°02′47″W / 17.483977777778°N 92.046327777778°W / 17.483977777778; -92.046327777778
Criteria Cultural: i, ii, iii, iv
Reference 411
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)
Palenque is located in Mexico
Palenque
Location of Palenque

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