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Templo de los Mascarones (Temple of the Masks)

Edzná

Towards the southern side of the archaeological site, next to the Small Acropolis, is another of the most interesting corners of Edzná: the Templo de los Mascarones (Temple of the Masks), which has two representations of the solar deity Kinich Ahau, at dawn and dusk, modelled in stucco.

The faces have human features and attributes associated with the ruling elites, such as squint eyes, nose rings and earmuffs, mutilated teeth and zoomorphic headdresses.

On one side of the masks stands the Small Acropolis, made up of four buildings located around a central courtyard. Some of the oldest elements of the site were found in this part, such as a stucco mask and three stele of the eighth baktun (Mayan calendar).

Also in the south wing of the Main Square there are two other interesting structures, the Juego de Pelota (Ball Game) and the South Temple, which has the peculiarity of displaying flying moldings and tucked corners.

Towards the southern side of the archaeological site, next to the Small Acropolis, is another of the most interesting corners of Edzná: the Templo de los Mascarones (Temple of the Masks), which has two representations of the solar deity Kinich Ahau, at dawn and dusk, modelled in stucco.

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The faces have human features and attributes associated with the ruling elites, such as squint eyes, nose rings and earmuffs, mutilated teeth and zoomorphic headdresses.

On one side of the masks stands the Small Acropolis, made up of four buildings located around a central courtyard. Some of the oldest elements of the site were found in this part, such as a stucco mask and three stele of the eighth baktun (Mayan calendar).

Also in the south wing of the Main Square there are two other interesting structures, the Juego de Pelota (Ball Game) and the South Temple, which has the peculiarity of displaying flying moldings and tucked corners.

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