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Temple of the Inscriptions

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The ruined Mayan city of Palenque is home to The Temple of the Inscriptions, a square, nine layered pyramid memorial and tomb to King 'Pacal the Great'. Pottery shards unearthed at the site show the area was occupied from as early as 300BC, however most of the buildings are thought to have been constructed between the 7th and 10th centuries.

During it's heyday, Palenque's limestone buildings were coated with white plaster and painted in pastel colours

Of the 500 constructions thought to be located on the site, 34 have been opened and excavated. Now partly over run by jungle, the visible ruins at Palenque are the heavily restored remains of the temple, the walls of the palace and part of the settlement bordered by fields.

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“The Temple of the Inscriptions, Mayan ruins of Palenque”

Vast, mysterious and enchanting, the ruined city of Palenque is considered to be the most beautifully conceived of the Mayan city-states and one of the loveliest archaeological sites in the world. Its geographic setting is splendid beyond words. Nestled… Read more...

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