The four Palaces of the Nuns had a variety of civic and religious functions, probably conducted by priests and dignitaries. The layout was undoubtedly planned to show off the architectural characteristics of each building. They each stand at different levels on an artificial platform. This is the main entry both to the complex and the south palace, at the lowest height. It is reached from the level of the Ball Court by 3 distinct sets of 6 steps. There are four rooms on each side of this vault, all featuring lintels made of wood. There is almost no frieze left on the exterior above the medial molding only to the west. One has to look to the interior.
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