Photograph of the Northern Palace, taken from the southwest
Northern Palace Information
Unlike the extensive damage to the southern palaces, most of the Northern Palace's damage is limited to walls being broken to add entrances and passages within the building and the looting of its two imperial baths. The structure sits on the north side of the trapezoidal plaza and forms a rhomboid with sides 57-59 m in length. It faces the valley and its back rises up the slope of a hill. The palace contains three courts (Rooms 1, 9, and 42) which succeed one another and decrease in size from front to back; most of the palace's rooms would have been roofed as well.