Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Ndamaxey, the Great Ball Game
(Nombre otomi de Queretaro)
Lugar del Gran Juego de Pelota
En este conjunto escultorico del Códice Borbonico 27, cuatro jugadores que simbolizan cuatro deidades, (Quetzalcoatl, Cihuacoatl, Cinteotl e Ixtlilton) participando en el juego de pelota sagrado “ulamaliztli” nos recuerdan nuestros orígenes prehispánicos.
5 de febrero de 1991
(The Otomí name for Querétaro)
Place of the Great Ball Game
In this set of sculptures that represents a scene from page 27 of the Codex Borbonicus, four players symbolize four deities (Quetzalcoatl, Cihuacoatl, Cinteotl and Ixtlilton) participating in the sacred ball game also known as "ulamaliztli", reminding us of our pre-Hispanic origins.
February 5, 1991
Location. 20° 37.029′ N, 100° 23.889′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Boulevard Bernardo Quintana, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and sculptures are outside of the entrance to the sports complex called Querétaro 2000. Marker is at or near this postal address: Boulevard Bernardo Quintana 4115, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76150, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. Chapel of Saint Gregory (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); The Querétaro Railroad Station (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); The Garden of the Children Heroes of Chapultepec (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); The Fountain of the "Little Plates" (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Damián Carmona (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Cosío Waterway (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Verdolagas Fountain (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Church of María de Guadalupe, Health to the Infirm (approx. 2.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Categories. • Anthropology • Man-Made Features • Native Americans • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.