To the north in this photograph we see the south face of the Temple of the Painted Niches. Then there is a path or walkway, less than a metre in width, that separates it from the south-facing Room of the Turtles. This is a structure with columns built in the post-Classic style on a foundation, complete with a stairway and shrine, in the centre. The reference to turtles comes from an offering found inside of stones shaped in this manner. In front, there is a Drum Altar shaped from a single piece of stone. This all looks out on the Central Plaza and to the Castillo.
This structure is labelled as Q81 on the AUM Carnegie Explorer Map of Mayapán
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