Templo XXII


At the eastern edge of the Grupo de las Cruces.

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1. Templo XXI

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In 2002, archaeologists found a throne in Templo XXI with very fine carvings depicting Ahkal Mo’ Nahb', his ancestor the great Pakal, and his son U Pakal.

2. Templo XX

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Discovered in 1999, Templo XX contains a red-frescoed tomb built in 540 that is currently Palenque's most active dig. Archaeologists began restoration…

3. Templo del Sol

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The Templo del Sol, on the west side of the Acrópolis Sur plaza, has the best-preserved roofcomb at Palenque. Carvings inside, commemorating Kan B’alam’s…

4. Templo del Jaguar

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Largely unrestored and being reclaimed by the jungle, this temple is a photographer's favorite.

5. Acrópolis Sur

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In the jungle south of the Grupo de las Cruces is the Southern Acropolis, where archaeologists have made some terrific finds in recent excavations. You…

6. Templo XIV

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The northernmost temple in the Grupo de las Cruces.

7. Templo XXIV

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The height of Templo XXIV has given rise to the theory that it may also have been used for astronomical observation.

8. Templo XIX

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In 1999, in Templo XIX, archaeologists made the most important Palenque find for decades: an 8th-century limestone platform with stunning carvings of…