Sarcophagus Cover of Pakal at Palenque
Lecture no. 27 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Nestled in the foothills of southern Mexico is one of the most magical and hauntingly beautiful archaeological sites in the world. Here, one of the richest tombs in the New World was discovered, and its marvelous artifacts—particularly King Pakal’s sarcophagus cover—provide insights into the myths and religion of the ancient Maya.