Acropolis

Ek Balam: Acropolis [June 9, 2004]

The temple at the fourth level of the Acropolis was called the "White Temple" and contained the tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok', a king of Ek Balam.

The area underneath the platform is decorated with images from the watery underworld, including skulls and intertwining water lilies. For the Maya, the underworld represented not only death and decay but also a source of riches and fertility. For example, at the Temple of the Foliated Cross in Palenque, maize leaves are depicted sprouting from a skull.