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Palenque , Main Court
23-OCT-2009

Palenque , Main Court

Temperature; Above melting point of steel... Wind; -0.0 m/sec Rain; Are you kidding ?

Palenque (Bŕak' in Modern Maya) was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the seventh century CE. After its decline it was absorbed into the jungle, but has been excavated and restored and is now a famous archaeological site. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is a medium-sized site, much smaller than such huge sites as Tikal or Copán, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings the Maya produced. Much of the history of Palenque has been reconstructed from reading the hieroglyphic inscription on the many monuments, and historians now have a long sequence of the ruling dynasty of Palenque in the seventh century and extensive knowledge of the city states rivalry with other states such as Calakmul and Toniná. The most famous ruler of Palenque is Pacal the Great whose tomb has been found and excavated in the temple of the inscriptions.

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Ann Cleeves22-Jan-2010 23:47
Beautiful shot....a great viewpoint and lovely sky. Despite the weathewr forecast it looks a lovely green place.
Jim & Josefina04-Dec-2009 22:07
WOW! Magnificent shot! VVV!... Josefina
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)17-Nov-2009 12:02
Great Pic.You have a nice eye. Vote !
Paolo
Rodney H17-Nov-2009 03:09
melting point of steel...HUMMMMMM Nice capture : ) v