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Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque *
The Palace, Ruins of Palenque
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Criteriai, ii, iii, iv
Region **Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription history
Inscription1987 (11th Session)

Palenque (Bàak' in Modern Maya) is a Maya archeological site near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is a medium-sized site, much smaller than large sites like Tikal or Copán. It does, however, contain good examples of architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings of the Maya time.


  • Stuart, David (2005) The Inscriptions from Temple XIX at Palenque. Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute. ISBN 0-934051-10-0

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Coordinates: 17°29′2.4″N, 92°2′49.20″W

This article is about a World Heritage Site