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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tula de Allende in Municipality of Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Ball Court 2

 
 
Ball Court 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
1. Ball Court 2 Marker
Inscription.  
Juego de Pelota 2
En estas edificaciones se efectuaban encuentros rituales asociados al movimiento de los astros y a la guerra. Seguramente sus muros estaban recubiertos con lápidas esculpidas y había anillos de piedra en cada lado. Es notable la semejanza entre este juego de pelota y el gran juego de Chichén Itzá en Yucatán.

La plataforma larga y baja que se encuentra al frente era un Tzompantli, donde se colocaban los cráneos de los individuos decapitados.

English:
Ball Court 2
Rituals associated with the astral bodies and with war were enacted at structures like this one. Its walls were almost certainly covered with sculptured reliefs and there were stone rings on each side. There are notable similarities between this ball court and the great ball court at Chichén Itzá in Yucatán.

The long, low platform in front of the court was known as Tzompantli, upon which the skulls of decapitated persons were placed.
 
Erected by CONACULTA y INAH.
 
Location. 20° 3.825′ N, 99° 
Ball Court 2 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
2. Ball Court 2 and Marker
The marker can be seen here at the northeast corner of the outside of the ball court.
20.508′ W. Marker is in Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Tula de Allende. Marker can be reached from Tula-Pachuca Carretera just north of Entrada a Zona Arqueológica. Touch for map. The marker is at the northeast corner of Ball Court 2 at the Tula Archaeological Site. 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. The Wall of Skulls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burnt Palace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Building K (about 120 meters away); Pyramid C and the Adoratory (about 120 meters away); Pyramid B (about 120 meters away); The Temple of Pyramid B (about 150 meters away); El Coatepantli (Wall of Snakes) (about 150 meters away); Ball Court 1 (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tula de Allende.
 
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Ball Court 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
3. Ball Court 2
This view of the ball court is towards the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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