Tikal: Central Acropolis

Looking through the ballcourt to Structure 120 of Central Acropolis [January 5, 1999]

"Columnar supports, whether cylindrical or rectangular, are absent in the Peten. Only heavy piers, really portions of wall, separate the doorways of multi-chambered buildings. The builders were chiefly interested in the massive design of space, and the doorways were minor incidents in the sculptural treatment of the facades."

Kubler, The Art and Architecture of Ancient America, p. 207