Photographer's Note

The chamber is located immediately south of the Caracol, and faces to the south. The overall structure is rectangular with a stairway in front consisting of five (or six depending on which end you examine first) steps reinforced by dados at the ends - oh, and there is a low altar in the centre. The upper part features (2) large masks of the rain god, Chaac. The inner space is divided by two rows of pillars that furnished support for the now non-existent roof (most likely of thatch). Also inside, there are two benches attached to the rear wall that accompany a shrine. There would have been a frieze in front of the building above a medial molding, undoubtedly in the Puuc style. Here ritual activities and religious ceremonies would have been conducted.

This is labelled as Structure Q151 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, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-20 4:19
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