Balamku Photos

Balamku means "Jaguar Temple" in Maya.

The Maya Archaeological Site of Balamku is known primarily for a magnificently preserved stucco facade which was discovered by chance in November of 1990 by Florentino García Cruz, an archaeologist for the Campeche Regional Center of INAH. According to Joyce Kelly, looters had been seen uncovering the stucco facade, and local people (who call the site Chunhabil) reported these illicit activities to INAH. Guardians were assigned to the site, and later a protective roof and then a concrete shell was built around the exposed facade to protect it.