Late Classic Maya
























Tikal upon rediscovery in 1882
Palenque upon rediscovery in





















Palenque Palace, Petén, from the southeast, Late Classic.


Behind the tower lies the East Court, famous for its carvings of captives.
Subterranean passages honeycomb the section of the palce in the foreground.























Palenque Palace, corbel vaulted hallway





















Palenque model












Frank Lloyd Wright, Holyhock House, Los Angeles, 1919 - 1921.












Palenque observation tower













Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Seventh-century CE.





















Descent into Lord Pakal's Tomb












Lord Pakal's Tomb






















Lord Pakal's Sarcophagus Lid, Palenque, Seventh century CE.












Lord Pakal's jade mask











K'Inich Janaab Pakal, or Pakal the Great, Palenque


ajaw = king