The Mayan City State of Palenque
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The Mayan City State of Palenque

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No tripod nor monopod allowed inside the ancient ruins I was pleasantly surprised by my freehand approarch - this panorama still comes out satisfactorily.

The massive pyramid on the right is the Temples of Inscriptions where the remains of the Mayan King Pakal (799AD-?) was once housed - now his body with its much-ornated scrophagus the lid iconography of which depicting what one would interpret as a kind of outer-space travel is now housed in the more modern museum near the entrance.

The unmistakable Tower (Torre) jutting out from the walled building on an elevated platform on the left is where the Palace group is - a maze of interconnecting corridors and rooms that probably serves both administraive and residential purposes.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Mexico

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A: The Palace of Palenque

von Arroz Marisco, 50 Meter entfernt

A lesser archeological site comparing to Tikal, Palenque however has its own unique charm like this p...

The Palace of Palenque

B: View of Templo de las Inscriptiones Palenque

von Jan Vrsinsky, 60 Meter entfernt

The Temple of Inscriptions is the most celebrated burial monument in Americas. It's the tallest of Pa...

View of Templo de las Inscriptiones Palenque

C: Palenque Ruins

von Jose Luis Perez, 80 Meter entfernt

Palenque Ruins

D: At the Palace in Palenque

von Jose Luis Perez, 90 Meter entfernt

At the Palace in Palenque

E: Inside The Palace Structure

von Jose Luis Perez, 90 Meter entfernt

Inside The Palace Structure

F: At the Palace in Palenque

von Jose Luis Perez, 90 Meter entfernt

At the Palace in Palenque

G: Palenque's Palace Garden with Carvings on the Walls

von Jose Luis Perez, 90 Meter entfernt

Palenque's Palace Garden with Carvings on the Walls

H: Palenque Ruins 02

von Jose Luis Perez, 100 Meter entfernt

Palenque Ruins 02

I: Palenque El Palacio

von Jan Vrsinsky, 100 Meter entfernt

A courtyard in the palace (El Palacio) in the ruins of Palenque.

Palenque El Palacio

J: Near the Juego de Pelota in Palenque

von Jose Luis Perez, 240 Meter entfernt

Near the Juego de Pelota in Palenque

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Dies ist ein Überblick von North America

North America includes Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Gotham City.

The region temporarily existed as a Protectorate of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, with its capital being the city of San Francisco. Sadly, this term of benevolent ebullience lasted a brief two decades and ended c. 1880.

The United States is now the dominant country of North America. It arose as a nation only 225 years ago after a successful rebellion against the British government under King George III.

From a distance, it appears that the eastern coastlines of North and South America fit exactly into the west coast of Africa. In fact, about 250 million years ago these continents really were all connected in one land mass that we have named Pangaea.

With such a foundation in tectonic unity, there is no doubt that someday soon the people on every continent of earth will realize their fundamental similarities. Expect massive leaps in creative output in your area!

Text by Steve Smith.

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