Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
Ball Court 1
Aqui se encontró la figura de un guerrero con la vestimenta de Tlaloc, dios de la lluvia, relacionado con las dinastias reales.
En las cabeceras de la cancha hay nichos donde posiblemente estaban las esculturas de los dioses patronos del juego. El Juego en su interior debió estar decorado con piedras cortadas y labradas, pero durante la época azteca fue saqueado. En la esquina suroeste todavía se puede observar parte de una lápida grabada con un jugador en la que ahora solo se reconocen los pies.
Es el más pequeño de los juegos excavados.
Pie de dibujos:
Marcador del Juego de Pelota
Ball Court 1
A warrior found here was dressed in garments characteristic of Tlaloc, the rain god, who was associated with royal dynasties.
On the structures at the ends of the court there are niches that possibly held sculptures of the patron gods of the game. In the interior, the ball court was probably decorated with carvings on cut stones, but the site was looted during the period of the Aztec domination. In the southwest
This is the smallest of the ball courts that have been excavated.
Captions: Bird’s eye view of the ball court
A ball game goal
Erected by Secretaría de Cultura y INAH.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Man-Made Features • Sports.
Location. 20° 3.894′ N, 99° 20.405′ W. Marker is in Tula de Allende, Hidalgo. Marker is on Tula-Pachuca Carretera just north of Entrada a Zona Arqueológica. The marker is the second marker some 400 meters after passing the visitors center and museum at the Tula Archaeological Site. The marker is just south of Ball Court 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tula de Allende HGO 42800, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tula (within shouting distance of this marker); El Coatepantli (Wall of Snakes) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of Pyramid B (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pyramid B (about 120 meters away); The Burnt Palace (about 120 meters away); Pyramid C and the Adoratory (about 180 meters The Wall of Skulls (about 180 meters away); Ball Court 2 (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tula de Allende.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.