By Joel Skidmore
A small salvage project on the grounds of the Mayaland Hotel has documented what might be termed a "neighborhood temple".
|Connnected to the center by a sacbé, it may have been surrounded by the residences of merchants, according to archaeologist Mariza Carrillo Gongora. The structure was originally covered with painted stucco, traces of which remain.|
|Buried directly in front of the altar was a human skull. A number of carved stone skulls were found in the excavation.|