Ball Court

Ball Court (HM1ZDC)

Location: , Toledo District
Country: Belize

N 16° 16.951', W 88° 57.551'

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Ball CourtStructures 21 & 22
This ballcourt was built between 800-900 A.D. Four figurines and three metates (grinding stones) were found here. Amongst the construction fill material lay broken bits of stucco painted red and purplish-black. Throughout ancient Maya territority, the sacred ball game (pok-ta-pok) in modern Yucatec) was played in urban centers. There were private and public ballcourts, as the ball game was an integral part of the
social system that included religion, government, politics, and family life.
Institute of ArchaeologyNational Institute of Culture and History
Placed ByNational Institute of Culture and History (NICH)
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Date Added Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 290646 N 1801190
Decimal Degrees16.28251667, -88.95918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 16° 16.951', W 88° 57.551'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds16° 16' 57.0600" N, 88° 57' 33.0600" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Toledo District , BZ
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