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14-OCT-2005 Zane Paxton


Dzibanche, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Building 6, also known as the building of the lintels, inspired the name of the site. The original lintels of the south opening show the calendrical inscription dated 733 AD.

Temple 6 is a large pyramidal platform upon which there is a temple with two vaulted galleries. It has just recently been re-excavated and some tunnels exposed in the first level. The one at the rear has a special design with tensors that prevent the walls from collapsing at their corners; above it a solid trapezoidal cresting was built, some of which remains. The exposed temple belongs to the last stage of construction; its walls were decorated with painted stucco panels. The stairway shows three constructional phases, the one exposed dating from the earliest times. This is the one temple at Dzibanché that you can no longer climb.

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