EXHIBITION OF MAYAN EMPEROR PAKAL

I had some time at the airport today and came upon a cool-looking sculpture, so I took a picture of it. Then I saw another sculpture, but designed differently. Then another one and another one and so on.They’re scattered throughout the Mexico City Airport (Benito Juarez International.) I decided to research it and have discovered that it’s the work of artist Jeremy Penn, or at least led by him, but other artists were invited to design their own Pakal. You can read more about it here, http://www.jeremypenn.com/2012/11/an-exhibition-of-mayan-sculptures-adorn-the-worlds-airports/ but I can say that Pakal was a Mayan emperor in Pelenque from 603-683 AD and he was 12 years old when he became king. The pictures were all taken using some aspect of Instagram.

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3JAN13. Mexico City, Mexico.