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Las Ruinas de Palenque

April 4th 2009
This morning I finally made it the the ruins of the ancient city at Palenque, the reason many people come to visit this area of Chiapas! It is much more accessible than Yaxchitlán and Bonampak, and a huge archaeological site with a nice museum. That said, it is, of course, much more crowded, but not nearly as bad as Tulúm was. It total, the ruins of the ancient city cover more that 40 square ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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