National Geographic : 1925 Jan
Photograph from the Carnegie Institution THE RED HOUSE This building derives its name from a red band running around the antechamber, to which the three,doorways shown inthis picture give access. Three doorways in the back wall of the antechamber and opposite to the three exterior doorways give entrance tothree small sanctuaries ofequal size at the back, a most unusual type of ground plan for Mayan temples. Across the back wall of the antechamber, just above the spring ofthe arch, there is a band of hieroglyphics, 37 feet in length.; but unfortunately these have successfully defied all efforts leading totheir decipherment up tothe present time. The Red House is said to be the best preserved example of Mayan architecture extant.