Palenque facts for kids
Collage of Palenque.
|Alternative name||Bàak', Lakamha|
|Periods||Late Preclassic to Early Postclassic|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Official name||Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque|
|Criteria||Cultural: i, ii, iii, iv|
|Inscription||1987 (11th Session)|
The city of Palengue also is home to The Temple of Inscriptions, inside lies the sarcophagus of Pacal the Great.
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. ISBN: 0-934051-10-0
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