Quiriguá in Municipality of Los Amates, Izabal, Guatemala
The Ball Court Plaza
El juego de pelota entre los Mayas era además de un juego, un rito importante dentro de su cosmovisión, ya que la pelota representa el curso del Sol sobre el cielo en su viaje diario, así como la batalla entre el bien y el mal.
Los patios para el juego de pelota se localizaban siempre en asentamientos prehispánicos, constan de dos estructuras paralelas. La pelota era el caucho.
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The ball game bethween (sic) the Maya was also a game, an important ritual in their religion, and the ball represents the course of the sun on the sky in its daily journey, as well as the battle between good and evil.
This courts for ballgames are always located in prehispanic settlements, consisting of two parallel structures. The ball used was made of rubber.
Location. 15° 16.167′ N, 89° 2.441′ W. Marker is in Quiriguá, Izabal, in Municipality of Los Amates. Touch for map. The marker is at the southern part of the Archaeological Park at Quirigua, Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Acropolis at Quiriguá (within shouting distance of this marker); A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Stelas of Quiriguá (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Great Plaza at Quirigua (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Quirigua within the Context of the Mayan Cities (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment and Discovery (approx. half a kilometer away).
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.