Mask Temple

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Mask Temple
The Mask (Mask Temple, Lamanai)

The Mask Temple (officially known as Lamanai Structure N9-56) is a Maya civilization structure at the archaeological site of Lamanai, in present-day Orange Walk District, Belize.

It is the smallest of three excavated pre-Columbian temples. Mask carving is exposed on the right side wall. Another carving had been covered by a stone wall on the left side; it was uncovered in the spring of 2011, revealing an identical mask. This reflects the tradition of symmetry in Mayan architecture.

The two other excavated temples at Lamanai are the Jaguar Temple and High Temple.