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The little visited Mayan site of Edzna is on a monumental scale. On one side of the Plaza Principal is the Nohochna or Big House an extremely elongated structure facing a series of steps which lead up to a further enclosure on the far side of which is the Edificio de los Cinco Pisos, a mixture of a palace and a temple with colonnaded facades on five levels. A struggle up the steep staircase is rewarded by a magnificent panorama of the whole site and out across the flat forested expanse of the Yucatan peninsula.
To the south, beyond the ball court is the Templo de Mascarones where archaeologists had stripped off the outer layer to reveal two masks of the sungod, complete with original colouring. The puzzling Templo de la Escalinata con Relievos includes what appears to be a late and clumsy attempt at a hieroglyphic staircase.