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Tula de Allende in Municipality of Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Ball Court 1

 
 
Ball Court 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
1. Ball Court 1 Marker
Inscription.  
Juego de Pelota 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:
Vista superior
Marcador del Juego de Pelota

English:
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
Ball Court 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
2. Ball Court 1 Marker
The marker is to the right of the steps leading up to what was the viewing area of the ball court.
corner it is still possible to view part of the carving on a ceremonial stone; only the player’s feet are recognizable.

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.
 
Location. 20° 3.894′ N, 99° 20.405′ W. Marker is in Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Tula de Allende. Marker is on Tula-Pachuca Carretera just north of Entrada a Zona Arqueológica. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Tula de Allende, Hidalgo 42800, Mexico.
 
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 away); 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.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesSports
 
Ball Court 1 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
3. Ball Court 1 and Marker
This view of the marker and ball court steps is towards the north.
Ball Court 1 in a view towards the west image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
4. Ball Court 1 in a view towards the west
The ball court is shaped like the letter "I". The tourist to the left is standing where viewers of the game probably stood.
The carving of a ball game player at Ball Court 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
5. The carving of a ball game player at Ball Court 1
"In the southwest corner it is still possible to view part of the carving on a ceremonial stone; only the player’s feet are recognizable."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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