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John Lloyd Stephens, an early visitor to Palenque, wrote in 1841:

"With these helps and the aid of [this] plan, the reader will be able to find his way through the ruined palace of Palenque; he will form some idea of the profusion of its ornaments, of their unique and striking character, and of their mournful effect, shrouded by trees; and perhaps with him, as with us, fancy will present it as it was before the hand of ruin had swept over it, perfect in its amplitude and rich decorations, and occupied by the strange people whose portraits and figures now adorn its walls."

Stephens and Catherwood, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan, vol 2, p. 311, 320