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National Park of Palenque: The Tomb of a Mayan King. ©NHK 1987
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National Park of Palenque: The Tomb of a Mayan King

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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 relief with their Mayan mythological themes, attest to the creative genius of this civilization.

Place/country: Mexico
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
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