Becan is a small self-enclosed site—chock full of all things Maya: temples, altars, ball court, plazas, korbled roofs, unexcavated temples,
WOW and a MOAT!!! This group of Mayans must have needed to protect something very important to have built such defensive structures! The moat completely surrounds the site with 7 entryways around the circle.
|Artwork on Bench Seating Area|
|Rounded Edges of Temple Structure|
We saw things here that we have not seen in any other Mayan site---curved corners, concave and convex walls (leading down a staircase), a moat, 2 single circular stand-alone altars—within a plaza, intricate carvings on bench seating adjacent to the temple—maybe reserved seating for the ceremonies?, circular columns, multi-story habitats.