Temple of Inscriptions

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The Temple of Inscriptions is located in the Mayan city of Palenque, in present-day Chiapas state, Mexico. Housed inside the temple is the sarcophagus of the ruler Pikal the Great, or K'inich Janahb' Pakal. The sarcophagus was discovered by Alberto Ruz in 1952. The temple was built after the chamber, suggesting that the Pikal had it built for himself. This Mayan temple was named for its hieroglyphic texts. The inside of the temple holds three large panels of hieroglyphs: East, West and Central.