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Chichen Itza: The First Ball Games Played In Teams

The Mesoamerican city of Chichen Itza is home to the best-preserved, and largest playing court for the first ball sports played in a team.

The popular sport is known as the...

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Centers of Progress: Chichen Itza (Team Sports)

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Sports are one of humanity's oldest inventions

The earliest athletic competitions seem to be simple wrestling contests that are represented in cave paintings.

Other popular sports included foot-races, chariot-races, box...

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Chichen Itza:  one of the greatest Mayan centers

Chichen Itza was founded by the Itza, a Mayan tribe, and was once one of the greatest Mayan centers of the Yucatan peninsula. The Mayan civilization created the most highly developed writing system...

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  • Chichen Itza buildings were originally brightly painted in shades of red, green, and blue.
  • The wealthy wore similarly colorful dyed clothes made from animal skins.
  • The ...

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The great ball court from Chichen Itza
  • The court of Chichen Itza is a massive 225 feet wide and 545 feet long.
  • At the ends of the court, the stone walls featured stone hoops, engraved with feathered serpents - images of...

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