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Palenque, a gem in the jungle

Palenque, a gem in the jungle

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    Palenque, a gem in the jungle
    (An English Translation from original German Text: Palenque, ein Juwel im Dschungel)

    Article by: Christian R├Ątsch

    "If there were a time machine, and I would have a trip-free, I would in the 9th Century travel to Palenque. At that time this was ceremonial center of the Maya culture Chan Kah, "Snake Town" and it was a place of visions, because the serpent was among the Maya symbol of visionary show. The window in the other universe. The contact with the shamanic world. The ceremonial center was formed from numerous temple pyramids, sacrificial shrines, palaces, bathhouses and a ball court. Experienced its heyday Chan Kah between the 6th and 9 Century, the so-called "Classic Maya period."