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

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Collage of Palenque.
Alternate name Bàak', Lakamha
Location ChiapasMexico
Region Chiapas
Periods Late Preclassic to Early Postclassic
Cultures Maya civilization
Site notes
UNESCO World Heritage site
Official name Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
Criteria Cultural: i, ii, iii, iv
Reference 411
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)
Area 1,772 ha

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.

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

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

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