12/26.- Ruins of Palenque, the Temple of the Cross


The Temple of the Cross has preserved its front wall, while the Temple of the Foliated Cross has lost it, making its vault and arch visible from the outside.

The three temples of the Cross commemorate the enthronement of Chan Bahlum II, after the death of Pakal. The cross refers actually to the Tree of Creation.

The Cross Temple's main panel is in display at the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, in Mexico DF.

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