The House faces the east and is located directly across from the House of the Frescoes on the Main Street of Tulum. Its name is derived from the presence of a chultun (cistern) in the southwest corner of the platform. It was probably the residence of a member of the Úlite. Its facade features an entrance portico, while inside there is a shrine. The entire building was covered with a flat roof of quarried stone supported by beams and timbers. Over the doorway leading to the inner gallery there are the remains of stucco sculpture, possibly of the Descending God. The inner walls were highly decorated as the remains of red and black pigment are visible today.
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daddo (20597) 2013-10-09 15:36
Hi Ken. I wonder if there is anyone as familiar as you with every Mexican stone hewed by man, apart from the archaeologists. It must have been a wonderful sight in its glory days and it still retains something of its imposing presence. Regards. Klaudio.
photoray (6628) 2013-10-09 16:51
Fine view of the Tulum ruins for the detailing of the varying rock and mortar construction.
And I wonder what it must have been like before the invasion of the Europeans into the Americas.