Palenque Site: Cross Group

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The Cross Group, to the east, refers to three little pyramids topped by temples that form a charming ensemble. Each of the temples boasts stunningly beautiful sculpted panels. In the centre of the highest one, Templo de la Cruz, a cross emerges from the jaws of a monster, symbolising the tree of life. A variation of the same motif can be seen in the easternmost Templo de la Cruz Foliada featuring a cross in the shape of an ear of maize. Note the well-preserved cresteria (roof comb) on the Templo del Sol.

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Palenque Site: Palace
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Palenque Site: Palace
Palenque Site: Palace
A vast 10m-high platform is the base for
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Palenque Site: Temple of the Inscriptions
Palenque Site: Temple of the Inscriptions
The discovery in 1952 of the
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Palenque Archaeological Site
Palenque Archaeological Site
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