Palenque

The Pyramid tomb of Pacal the Great, seen from the Royal Palace, Palenque.

The Pyramid tomb of Pacal the Great, seen from within the Royal Palace, Palenque.

Palenque is one of the best-preserved Pre-Columbian sites in Mexico. Here, the top of the Pyramid in which the Mayan king Pacal the Great was entombed after his death in 683, is seen from within the ruins of the Royal Palace. A burial chamber in the lowest level of the pyramid is accessed by a long tunnel beginning in the floor of the temple structure on the crest.

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