Mexico Palenque: 1971- I remember it began to rain and we did what the women did - picked an Elephant Ear palm leaf and used it as an umbrella. To enjoy Palenque in the rain is a beautiful memory. The fresh smells of the vegetation, the heat replaced by the cool breeze, the sound of rain drops on the leaf....Lola M.
Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, depiction of King Pakal (603-683 CE) in the jaws of the underworld, symbolic of his death and journey into the underworld and resurrection with the Maize God. Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico. Maya, Late Classic Period.