Mexico Trip Day 2 … Pakal the Great

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– Daniela Riojas – Quetzalcoatl Flutes

Throughout the the Resort we discovered at least 4 busts of
King Pakal, the Great.
This might not mean much to most people? But I have a direct recall of a past life here as a Mayan. (I was a peasant woman – not a Queen or King).
And I just love Archeological history.
Otherwise I would usually think that a visit here is just good luck.
But it’s not. I’ve simply returned to a place
where I have an important connection from the Past.

The first statue of Pakal (below) was the Resort entrance.

These busts are a rather poor interpretation of the original sculpture of
King Pakal (below) that was found at the famous Mayan City of Palenque.

So we have a pretty good idea of what Pakal looked like.

Four of the statures were accompanied by a plaque
telling us something of ancient Mayan culture.

Click on the photo to see an enlarged image of the plaque.

The Spanish were likely very disappointed with the Mayans
because the Mayans didn’t value Gold – they valued Jade
and thus had very little gold, which is what the Spaniards were after.
That didn’t deter the Spaniards from their brutal behavior however,
part of which they (sadly) burned all the Mayan books they could find.
What a treasure that would be for us now!

Below: Pakal’s jade death mask and jade necklaces found in his tomb.

With the restoration of many the many ancient Mayan Temples,
Cities and artifacts, I’d guess there’s been a strong resurgence
for   the Mayan people and their culture.
And though the brutal Spanish chased the Mayans into the jungle
they were not decimated as were the Aztecs.

Click on the photo to see an enlarged image of the plaque.

Below: An artists vision of Pakal based upon archeological finds.

Next: Pakal the Great discoveries …

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