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The Mesoamerican ballgame was a sport with ritual associations played since 1400 BC by the ..... The playing field of the Great Ballcourt at Chichen Itza, by far the largest, measures 96.5 meters long by 30 meters wide, while the Ceremonial  ...


Chichen Itza The Grand Ball Court is by far the largest field in Mesoamerica. The inverted hoops placed in the center are carved into decorative feathers.


The Great Ballcourt of Chichen Itza is 225 feet wide and 545 feet long overall.


Ball games were played throughout Mesoamerica in pre-Columbian times. Prominent centres such as El Tajin or Chichen Itza had more than 10 courts.


The Great Ballcourt, located in the northern precinct of Chichen Itza, is the largest ballcourt ever discovered in Mesoamerica. It also has the most ornate carvings, ...


New insight into the true purpose of Maya ball courts in Chichen Itza and the Yucatan proves they were not used for human sacrifice.


The contests even supplied candidates for human sacrifice, for the sport could, quite literally, be a game of life or death. Goal, Ball Court of Chichen Itza ...


Nov 16, 2015 ... The biggest ballcourt or as the Mayans put it 'juego de pelota' is in Chichen Itza and it is an incredible sight to behold. This great ballcourt ...


Jan 9, 2014 ... A ball court in Mexico (photograph by Dennis Jarvis) ... The great ball court at Chichen Itza, built around 800 AD, is the largest and best ...