The east wall of Chichen Itza’s Great Ball Court, located in the Mexican state of Yucatán -the largest and best preserved ball court in ancient Mesoamerica. 
The wall is 8 meters high, the ring about 6, which is decorated with intertwined feathered serpents. The ballgame in Mayan culture was a sport with ritual associations, relating to the Quichean Twin myth, which links ballcourts with death and its overcoming. In Chichen Itza we can see evidence of the affiliation human sacrifice had with the ballgame, as shown on the ballcourt panels.
Photo courtesy & taken by vintagedept.

The east wall of Chichen Itza’s Great Ball Court, located in the Mexican state of Yucatán -the largest and best preserved ball court in ancient Mesoamerica. 

The wall is 8 meters high, the ring about 6, which is decorated with intertwined feathered serpents. The ballgame in Mayan culture was a sport with ritual associations, relating to the Quichean Twin myth, which links ballcourts with death and its overcoming. In Chichen Itza we can see evidence of the affiliation human sacrifice had with the ballgame, as shown on the ballcourt panels.

Photo courtesy & taken by vintagedept.

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