RICHARD WAREHAM FOTOGRAFIE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD WAREHAM FOTOGRAFIE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Palenque. View over the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Palenque, Mexico, towards the Temple of the Inscriptions (upper left). 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. The Temple of the Inscriptions is the largest Mesoamerican stepped pyramid structure and is one of the most famous monuments of the Maya world.
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