Terrace above the public buildings, temples, and ballcourtsScholars believe that this was an elite residential area, although some civic buildings were constructed here as well.
Building I or The Palace of ArtToday this structure has a protective thatched roof and although visitors are not allowed inside, one can see the various repeated designs embellishing the interior. Andrew Coe says, "along the lower wall runs a unique stucco frieze consisting of more teeth and, above, rows of what would appear to be calabash squash on stalks. Above you see bluish frescoes of vegetation motifs" (190).
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