In the course of the work, we were able to recover archaeological information in the sector, notably the discovery of a tomb inside Temple XIII. This tomb comprises a sarcophagus placed inside a mortuary chamber within an architectural complex of large dimensions and great quality of execution. It can be considered as one of the richest ever found, exceeded only perhaps by the one in the Temple of the Inscriptions. The building is now popularly known as the Temple of the Red Queen, on account of the tomb and the red cinnabar covering its occupant.



The Temple of the Red Queen, Temple XII-A and the Temple of the Skull. (Photo: Joel Skidmore.)