Palenque, Mexico

Palenque, Mexico

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Credit: RICHARD WAREHAM FOTOGRAFIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Palenque. Close-up of hieroglyphic carvings at the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Palenque, Mexico. Palenque was a Mayan city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The ruins date from circa 226 BC to circa AD 799. Much of the history of Palenque has been reconstructed from reading the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments.

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