A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period, Palenque was at its height between AD 500 and 700, when its influence extended throughout the basin of the Usumacinta River. The elegance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs with their Mayan mythological themes, attest to the creative genius of this civilization.
Danke Brigitte...who went on holiday to Mexico (oh so jealous!), and sent me cards that took a year (!) to arrive. You know, better late than never..!