Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Palenque, a village in the province of Chiapas, Mexico, 100 miles E.N.E. of Ciudad Real. Near it exist some of the finest ruins of Central America, comprising temples adorned with figures in relief and hieroglyphs, pyramidal structures, colossal statues, and other remains, probably of palaces and dwellings, covering a large area, and overgrown by dense jungle. They were discovered in 1750.