Photographer's Note

There are at least a half dozen of these around the site. This one, on the east side, faces west. I expect it was roofed over with thatch. The columns would serve to improve interior lighting. I have read the suggestion that these structures served as council halls for lineage groups. Another idea is that they acted as schools and dormitories for youths being trained as adults. What also occurs to me is that, with a population of 15,000, there would be a need for some place to serve as a market.

This structure is labelled as Q99 on the AUM Carnegie Explorer Map of Mayapán.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-17
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-17 3:26
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