Saturday, 21 March 2009

Palenque

Palenque is a Maya archeological site with about five hundred buildings surrounded by dense forest near the Usumacinta River in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.
The earliest occupation of the site dates to 100 BC, but it became a major population center only at about 600 AD and all construction has ceased by 800 AD.

8 comments:

Barb said...

great pics,we have been lucky enough to visit some of the mayan ruins and learn more of their history your photos are always wonderful....Barb

uncleawang said...

Great and nice to see an old building still there for younger generation to see & get to know the history behind.

humanobserver said...

Thanks for sharing these monuments with us :)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM:)

Very enchanting photos with a panoramic view. An interesting place which portrays the skill of our ancestors. So many centuries have passed and still the buildings are standing proudly to showcase the building and architectural skill of our forefathers which is astounding.

The structures are being affected by the ravages of nature. I hope the Mexican government will do soon do some restoration work.

Many thanks for taking me to this magical, enchanting place of great scenic beauty.

Have a nice day,
Joseph:)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have always wondered how such buildings were possible in their times, like the pyramids.

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amazing!!!!

Earl John said...

This is one of the great archeological structures you have! This photos is awesome no words needed to explain how beautiful and historical the place is. Thanks for sharing your photos of the ancient structure of the country and hope to see more of those from you because you have a great talent of taking those pictures.

Red devil said...

Una de las joyas que conforman la riqueza arqueologica y cultural de Mexico.

Los Mayas nos dejaron grandes tesoros para excibir.

Saludos.