Late Classic Maya
 
     

 

Palenque
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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