Ballgame in Mexico
The ballgame was an important part of the daily life of several civilizations. Many courts have been excavated and you can visit them at several archaeological sites in México and Central America. One of the most famous and the biggest ever built is
Becan, in the state of Campeche, is one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula. As a religious and political center, Becan offers many interesting buildings to visit with several pyramids.
Dzibilchaltun is one of the less known archaeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula however, as researches are showing, it might be was one of the biggest cities, with more than 200,000 inhabitants and more than 8,000 structures. The site also house
Ek Balam, one of the latest archaeological sites to be discovered in the Yucatan peninsula, is maybe one of the most important Maya ruins ever found. The site is expected to be as large as Chichen Itza once the excavation is finished.
The site of Kabah is located in the Yucatan Peninsula, south of the city of Merida. This archaeological site is famous for its palace with hundreds of carved stones representing the Mayan God Chaac.
The Mayan site of Labna is one of the smallest in the Yucatan Peninsula, but includes the world famous Labna Arch of carved stones. The stunning Puuc style buildings are richly decorated and detailed, many of them are exceptionally well preserved.
Maya Ruins of Chichen Itza
The archaeological site Chichen Itza is the most intact and impressive ruins of the Maya civilization, and witness of glorious times as a religious and political center.
Maya Sites: Puuc Route
Puuc (forested hills) Route, is a highway that leads from Oxkutzcab to Kabah, for about 41 km, connecting the interesting and less-restored Maya archaeological sites Labna, Xlapak, Sayil and Kabah.
Mayapan is believed to be the last capital of the Maya in the Yucatan peninsula, until the mid 1400's when it was looted and abandoned. This archaeological site is of great importance for the understanding of the Maya civilization in the area.
The archaeological site of Sayil in the Yucatan Peninsula is part of the famous Puuc Route. Located close to Uxmal and Kabah, this Mayan site is one of the most well preserved in the area.