The South Acropolis, due south of the Great Plaza , is the site of some excavations that are just beginning to unravel its significance. Its top layers are from Late Classic times, much like elsewhere in Tikal.
Temple V lies just east of the South Acropolis. Standing to a height of 58 meters, it may be the original of Tikal’s six temples dating to A.D. 600. A wooden staircase provides access to the somewhat cramped area below the roof comb, from which an interesting side view of the Great Plaza can be had.