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The Akab Dzib is located on a path about 90 metres to the east of the Nunnery. The name references hieroglyphs (Obscure Writing) that appears on a lintel and includes a date circa 870 CE. It is not accessible to visitors, and this view is from the southwest. The structure exists in three sections, with its main facade to the east. Here there is a stairway to the roof, with the view overlooking a large, but dry, cenote. Its central section was built first, with the north and south units added subsequently. The architecture reflects an early Puuc style with a plain frieze that includes a basal, medial and cornice moldings. There are 18 vaulted chambers and 6 accesses, and it probably functioned as a palace.

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Additional Photos by Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
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