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Palenque - Mayan - 'Palace'

Identifier

011716

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

from guide book

"The palace with its tower provides the unifying focus of the entire central area of Palenque.  The structure may have been an administrative centre as well a residence for the elite because steam baths and benches have been discovered in the south eastern section of the building.
Constructed and renovated over a 200 year period, the palace carvings and structures result from projects of Pacal as well as his successors.  Much of the stucco decoration that covered the exterior and interior walls has disappeared having disintegated or been looted by explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries.  Fortunately carvings remain scattered throughout the complex"

A description of the experience

The source of the experience

Mayan

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Palace
Tower

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Warmth

Commonsteps

Sauna

References