June 12, 2024

Chichen Itza

  • Recently, a stone scoreboard used in an ancient soccer has been discovered at the famed Mayan Chichen Itza archaeological site in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
  • The circular piece displays hieroglyphic writing surrounding two players standing next to a ball that was discovered on this site.

About Chichen Itza

  • It was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula.
  • Mayan people ruled for over 1,000 years and left their mark on the city.
  • It is thought to have been a religious, military, political, and commercial centre that at its peak would have been home to 35,000 people.
  • It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
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