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Palenque

Line breaks: Pa¦len|que
Pronunciation: /pəˈlɛŋkeɪ
 
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Definition of Palenque in English:

The site of a former Mayan city in SE Mexico, south-east of present-day Villahermosa. The well-preserved ruins of the city, which existed from about ad 300 to 900, include notable examples of Mayan architecture and extensive hieroglyphic texts.

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