Ek Balam

Ek Balam means "Black Jaguar" in Maya.

Ek Balam is known best for a spectacular temple/tomb on the fourth level of Structure 1, which is also known as "The Acropolis" and as "La Torre". Because this temple was covered over with a fill of rubble and limestone soon after its construction, the temple and its stucco decorations were protected from the elements and preserved intact.