E L R E Y       

El Rey, is a small site in THE BEACH RESORT CITY OF Cancún on the east coast of Quintana Roo. It is also known as the Kinich Ahau Group, the king of the Sun's Face, after a carved stone human head found there. It is easily reached from the hotel zone in Cancun.

The site is made up of two plazas surrounded by buildings and platforms. although believed to be from an earlier time, The buildings seen today date from the late post-Classic and are in the East Coast architectural style.

One of the interesting buildings is called simply structure 4. It is like a palace and is the largest building at this site. Its roof was held up by 18 columns.

Structure 3's temples are in the best condition at El Rey and still have the remains of mural paintings. On these there are strips containing Ahau glyphs, numerals, and pictures of human beings.

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