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An ancient Mayan city of southern Mexico southeast of Villahermosa. It is the site of the Temple of Inscriptions, noted for its hieroglyphic tablets.
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(Spanish paˈleŋke)
(Placename) the site of an ancient Mayan city in S Mexico famous for its architectural ruins
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(pɑˈlɛŋ kɛ)

a village in SE Mexico, in Chiapas state: ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in Palenque, Mexico, focus on ministry with women--particularly indigenous women in Mayan communities, where opportunities for education, especially for girls, are still limited.
Notwithstanding pseudoscientific claims that falsely make an ancient astronaut--blasting into space--out of a Maya king shown dying on his stone sarcophagus at Palenque, Mexico, the ancient Maya lords did tether themselves to the sky with celestial umbilicals.