Near San Pedro Columbia, Toledo, Belize
Structures 21 & 22
This ballcourt was built between 800-900 A.D. Four figurines and three metates (grinding stones) were found here. Amongst the construction fill material lay broken bits of stucco painted red and purplish-black. Throughout ancient Maya territority, the sacred ball game (pok-ta-pok) in modern Yucatec) was played in urban centers. There were private and public ballcourts, as the ball game was an integral part of the social system that included religion, government, politics, and family life.
Institute of Archaeology
National Institute of Culture and History
Erected by National Institute of Culture and History (NICH).
Location. 16° 16.951′ N, 88° 57.551′ W. Marker is near San Pedro Columbia, Toledo. Marker can be reached from Southern Highway. Touch for map. The marker is near the ball court at the Lubaantún Archaeological Site, reachable off the Southern Highway between the towns of San Pedro Columbia and San Miguel. Marker is in this post office area: San Pedro Columbia, Toledo 7KL1T KPDCF, Belize.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price Lila ‘Leela' Genus Vernon (approx. 26.2 kilometers away).
Categories. • Anthropology • Architecture • Man-Made Features • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.