Ball Play court in Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Panoramabillede af Henry Alvarez EXPERT Taget 11:29, 08/10/2009 - Views loading...

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Ball Play court in Chichen Itza, Mexico

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The Mayas used this Court for the sacred Ball Game. The best warriors fighted to play considering a great honour to win, as the winners were sacrified to the gods. The game could endure several days, as it finshed when the bal passed throug one of the stone rings, and the players could only touch ir with their hips...so difficult!

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