Palenque facts for kids

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Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque *
The Palace, Ruins of Palenque
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iii, iv
Reference 411
Region ** Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription history
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)

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.

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