National Geographic : 1942 Nov
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Richard H.Stewart The Spirit of Cimi, the Maya Death God, Broods over the Ruins of the Palace atPalenque The migrating Maya mysteriously abandoned Palenque to the jaguar and the jungle about a thousand years ago. Theybuilt thePalace, abode ofrulers and priests, atop a truncated pyramid. The 40-foot tower was an astronomical observatory. The view is from the Temple ofInscriptions.