Ekʼ Balam ek-bælæm is a Yucatec-Maya archaeological site in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. From the Preclassic until the Postclassic period, it was the seat of a Mayan kingdom.
Ekʼ Balam means Black Jaguar. ‘Ek’ also means star so it can be called the Star of Jaguar. The site is noted for the preservation of the plaster on the tomb of Ukit Kan Lek Tokʼ, a king buried in the side of the largest pyramid.
With a length of 160m, a width of 70m and a height of 31m the acropolis is definitely one of the largest pyramids of the northern Yucatán peninsula and climbing to the top of it is an adventure itself.