Photographer's Note

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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Photo Information
  • 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, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-18 3:56
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