Sarcophagus lid from King Pacals Tomb
c. 680 A.D. Temple of Inscriptions Palenque
One of the most magnificent and famous pieces of Maya art yet discovered, King Pacals sarcophagus lies deep within Palenques Temple of Inscriptions. King Pacal was one of the longest ruling kings in history and left behind a grand legacy in the monuments of Palenque. The original is over 6 wide and 10 long, weighs several tons and cannot be removed from the tomb.
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