Mayan Capital

The city of Palenque,Abandoned some 2,500 to 3,000 years ago

The city of Palenque,Abandoned some 2,500 to 3,000 years ago

The Maya city-states,based around temples arose some 3,000 years ago.Not literally cities but temple centers establishing others around southwestern Mexico.

Becoming city-states,they flourished vibrantly for 1,400 years.About 650 A.D the Maya literally vanished into the jungle,never to be seen again. They left behind the ruins pictured here.

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