Acanceh's main Precolumbian building sits right at the northern edge of the modern town's main square, perfectly integrated with the street grid and a context of contemporary shops and businesses. Far from being a mummified remain of the past, this structure is still very much an active participant in the town's communal life, as can be attested by the foliage that covers its southern façade in this photograph and which was laid there by an enthusiastic populace celebrating the Catholic festivity of Palm Sunday.