Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico

Rising out of the jungle like an ageless beacon of civilization and culture, is The Temple of the Inscriptions. This is the “conventional” view of my favorite ancient structure of our Hemishere (That I’ve seen). Encapsulating the tomb of an ancient Mayan ruler of the 7th century AD, Pacal (he’s the king whose still present and intact sarcophagus is carved with a scene of an apparent astronaut atop a rocket, blasting off), this wonderful Temple almost seems ancient Greek in its proportions and elegance. It speaks clearly to me, through the centuries, that some of what we do as humans is truly immortal, even eternal…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *