Palenque, Mexico

palenque, mexico

 

The Mayan site of Palenque  has been deserted since 900 AD and represents one of the most elaborate archeological sites in all of Mesoamerica. Palenque is a Spanish word for “fortification”. An ancient name for the city was Lakam Ha, which translates as “Great Water”, for the springs and small rivers which flow from the site.

Photo by Carlos Adampol Galindo