Ball Court 2

Ball Court 2 (HM288P)

Location: , Hidalgo 42800 Tula
Country: Mexico
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N 20° 3.825', W 99° 20.508'

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Juego de Pelota 2En 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 2Rituals 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.
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HM NumberHM288P
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Placed BySecretaría de Cultura y INAH
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Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 464260 N 2218572
Decimal Degrees20.06375000, -99.34180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 3.825', W 99° 20.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 3' 49.5" N, 99° 20' 30.48" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Luis Donaldo Colosio, Hidalgo 42800, MX
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