At a Glance

The jungle of Chiapas is home to one of the most famous and beautiful Mayan sites in the world.

The place called Palenque by the Spaniards was called Lakamha’ (Great Water) by the Maya and was the capital of the empire Baak. The principality was ruled by a “k’uhul ajaw” (divine king). With ruler Pacal (Shield), who was enthroned in 615 as a twelve-year-old, Palenque’s heyday began. At the end of the 8th century the inhabitants left the city. The last recorded date is 799 AD. (read more …)

Tempel der Inschriften und Palast in Palenque

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