Tikal, Central Acropolis Court 4

Court 4: Bldgs 53 & 54 [January 7, 1998]

"Across the court from the west facade [of Great Jaguar Claw's Palace], the accumulated renovations from several kings resulted in an unusual stepped configuration with the roof of one building providing a wide patio for the level above. These patios were used for dancing in the celebrations honoring Toh-Chak-Ich'ak and his lineage. Feasting and other celebratory rituals could well have occurred throughout the spaces of Court 6."

Linda Schele & Peter Mathews, The Code of Kings, p.80