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Ruins at Palenque - sculptured tablet with cross..., 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011A/52

Scope and Contents

334 x 215 mm. Palenque is in south Mexico.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1869


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Biographical / Historical

Desire Charnay was an archaeologist and amateur photographer active in Mexico and Madagascar. Charnay photgraphed in Central America in the late 1850s, mainly in furtherance of his archaeological researches.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor condition, fading and yellowing.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Charnay, Claude-Joseph-Désiré, 1828-1915, photographer, archaeologist and writer

Finding aid date

2003-03-27 11:48:46+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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