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l Rey is a small site located in Cancún. It is also known as the Kinich Ahau Group, the king of the Sun's Face, after a carved stone human head found there. The site is made up of two plazas surrounded by buildings and platforms. The buildings seen today date from the late post-Classic and are in the East Coast architectural style.
The most interesting building is a palace that has the largest dimensions at the site. Its roofing was held up by 18 columns. The temples are the best preserved units at El Rey and still have vestiges of mural paintings. On these there are strips containing Ahau glyphs, numerals, and portrayals of human beings.