In mid-1994, in the course of some archaeological excavations in Temple XIII of the ancient Mayan city of Palenque, a team of scientists came up with an exceptional find: a female burial covered with cinnabar of intense red color, which contained all the attributes of a real tomb. The director of the excavations and author of this book, Arnoldo González Cruz, decided to baptize the discovery with the name of "Red Queen". The following studies suggest the hypothesis that it is Tz'ak-b'u Ajaw, the consort of the young King K'inich Janahb Pakal, under whose government Palenque was erected in the undisputed hegemonic center of the Mayan West. The Red Queen. A real tomb of Palenque reveals this crucial event for the history of archeology. Its pages show the different perspectives of a fascinating history, reflecting the complexity and scope of these seventeen years of research. An exhaustive, fully contemporary work, the result of collaboration between archeology, bioanthropology, conservation and restoration. Likewise, La Reina Roja recreates in a profusely illustrated way the most relevant aspects of the daily life of the ancient inhabitants of Palenque. With an entertaining, close and informative narrative style, it narrates the uses and customs, beliefs and funerary rites of the Classic Period of the Mayan civilization, as well as delving into the identity of this mysterious and captivating character.