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|Description ||Structure IV - this architectural complex with its twin temples on each side (IV-A and IV-C) and central building (IV-B) was preceded by 14 stelae. The monuments, which still have legible dates, make reference to events which occurred between 6 December and 28 June, 810 CE. Five substructures were discovered in structure IV-B. It is the longest construction sequence in the complex. The diverse modifications were accompanied by ritual activities involving inscribed offerings, which embraced a period of over 600 years. One of the rulers of the site was buried in this building, and although his tomb was looted, part of his splendid funeral offerings was recovered.|
From the site information board.
The three features of this building line up with the equinoxes and solstices when viewed from Structure VI on the other side of the central plaza.
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