N10-27, also called Harold, is not large by comparison to other Mayan structures both at Lamanai and other sites. It does have display a wide range of architectural features, a Lamanai Building Type (a small building that isn't at the peak of the structure) athwart a central stair, stairside outsets, exposed terraces, and the only reported stela placed on the primary axis of the building within a room set athwart the stairway.
This picture, in 2001, was taken before consolidation was finished. Archeologist prefer to call such work consolidation rather than reconstruction.
The stela's upper half was found face down on the stairway. Investigation suggests that the breakage happened while N10-27 was still in use. It also suggests that a fire of considerable intensity was responsible for the breakup of the stela. A sub-stela cache of 16 artifacts was found below the base of the stela.
The stela is the only one found at Lamanai with a date written on it. It is unusual for a mayan site to have only one stela with a date.
The stela's writting, symbols along the left and top left, have
been translated as:
It was on 7 ahau 3 pop that the tree stone of time ended
[a 52-year era ended in 625 A.D.]
He had become ruler 17 yrs 4 days before [A.D. 608] on 6 Kib 4 Zec
He was the youngest son of the heir to the king
His name was Lord Smoking Shell
His celestial Progenitor was the Spirit Crocodile
Lord of the east, of the province of LAMA'AN'AIN