I’ve been asked to post more pictures of Palenque. Hope you enjoy:
This is a shot of Mayan tradesmen setting up for the day at the base of one of the pyramids.
A stone for sacrifices? I don’t know. There were a couple of these. Both were at the bottom of pyramids. Of course, that doesn’t mean that is where they were originally.
It isn’t obvious from the pictures but several of the structures at the top of the pyramids had been fitted out as personal residences of artists, explorers, and archeologists during the late 1800’s and first half of the 1900’s. They were complete with retrofitted windows and doors. Some of the window frames are still there.
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Wade Shepard is an itinerant writer who has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of Ghost Cities of China, a regular contributor to Forbes, Citiscope, The Diplomat, and the South China Morning Post, and occasionally contributes to Reuters. This is his personal blog where he shares the stories, anecdotes, and observations from his travels that don’t fit in anywhere else.