The Ballgame Historical

The Ballgame Historical (HM1XWN)

Location: Uxmal, Yucatán Santa Elena Municipality
Country: Mexico

N 20° 21.633', W 89° 46.26'

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El Juego de PelotaEl gobernante que condujo a Uxmal a su época de mayor expansión y poder, Chan ChahkK'ahk'nalAjaw, fue quien mandó a construir esta cancha de juego de pelota (a finales del siglo IX o principios del X d.C.). Esta cancha presenta dos estructuras alargadas paralelas con dos anillos que tienen inscripciones que se fechan para 905 d.C. El juego de pelota fue una actividad ceremonial de prestigio y se asocia con los gobernantes y, al mismo tiempo, con la humillación de cautivos. Esto se refleja en la ubicación de la cancha y su cercanía con el Palacio del Gobernador, posible residencia de la casa real y sede de poder del gobernante. El juego se practicaba con una pelota de hule maciza cuya diámetro variaba en el área maya entre 20 cm y 35 cm. La pelota sólo podía tocarse con la cadera, los codos y las rodillas. Los jugadores llevaban vestimenta de protección elaborada con cuero para amortiguar el impacto. English:The BallgameThe ruler who led Uxmal to its greatest era of expansión and power, ChahkK'ahk'nalAjaw Chan, was the one who ordered the construction of this ballgame court (during the late ninth or early tenth century A.D.). This court has two parallel elongated structures with two rings bearing inscriptions that date back to 905 A.D. The ballgame was
a prestigious ceremonial activity and is associated with rulers and at the same time, with the humiliation of captives. This is reflected in the location of the court and its proximity to the Governor's Palace, the possible residence of the royal house and seat of power of the ruler. The game was played with a solid rubber ball whose diameter in the Maya area varied between 20cm and 35cm. The ball could only be touched with the hips, elbows and knees. Players wore protective clothing made from leather to cushion the impact.
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HM NumberHM1XWN
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Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 210718 N 2253815
Decimal Degrees20.36055000, -89.77100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 21.633', W 89° 46.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 21' 37.98" N, 89° 46' 15.6" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Uxmal Yucatán , MX
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