Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mexico: 2013: Chicken Pizza

First adventure was to Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization and is located in the Mexican state of Yucat√°n. Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands like a million years ago.
Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities. The city may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site. And will henceforth be referred to as "Chicken Pizza." Here, my handsome husband is standing on the largest ball court in Mesoamerica.
The point of the game played on this court is to get the pelota through that stone ring up on the wall by bouncing it off your hip for the entertainment of royalty. Tho this one is so high, its suspected that there was another tack taken to get the ball through the hole. The losing team lost their noggins.
The rest of the court is decorated with pictures of the sacrificed losers. This is a bit more serious than Pictionary.
There are lots of other buildings around the court...
... in addition to the famous and much-photographed temple.

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