Palenque: The Palace [January 1, 2004]

"The building stands with its face to the east, and measures two hundred and twenty-eight feet front by one hundred and eighty feet deep...The front contained fourteen doorways, about nine feet wide each, and the intervening piers are between six and seven feet wide.

On the left (in approaching the palace) eight of the piers have fallen down, as has also the corner on the right, and the terrace underneath is cumbered with the ruins. But six piers remain entire, and the rest of the front is open."

Stephens & Catherwood, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan, p.310