Mexico: The Mayan City State of Palenque

360° panorama by Arroz Marisco.
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No tripod nor monopod allowed inside the ancient ruins I was pleasantly surprised by my freehand approarch – this panorama still comes out satisfactorily.The massive pyramid on the right is the Temples of Inscriptions where the remains of the Mayan King Pakal (799AD-?) was once housed – now his body with its much-ornated scrophagus the lid iconography of which depicting what one would interpret as a kind of outer-space travel is now housed in the more modern museum near the entrance.The unmistakable Tower (Torre) jutting out from the walled building on an elevated platform on the left is where the Palace group is – a maze of interconnecting corridors and rooms that probably serves both administraive and residential purposes.

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