North Side of Structure V

Structure V

Feb. 18, 1997


"Calakmul has always been known for the great quantity of its monuments, and it is unique for its paired sets of stela with male-female portraits, the depictions of rulers and their wives."

These twin stelae, placed at the north base of the platform of Structure V, are the earliest set of such portraits at Calakmul (A.D. 623) and are associated with Ruler 2 (Stela 29) and his wife (Stela 28).

Robert Sharer, The Ancient Maya, p.200