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1,000-year-old Mayan ball game scoreboard discovered in Mexico

1,000-year-old Mayan ball game scoreboard discovered in Mexico

A stone scoreboard, which is thought to be 1,000 years old as well as was used to play an old routine ball game, was discovered at the well-known Mayan Chichen Itza historical site which is located Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.

The round object, which determines around 12.6 in (32cm) in diameter and weighs 88lbs (40kg), has actually hieroglyphic composing inscribed around two gamers who can be seen standing next to a sphere, based on the declaration provided by Mexico’s National Institute of Sociology and History (INAH).

” In this Mayan website, it is uncommon to find hieroglyphic writing, let alone a total message,” claimed excavator Francisco Perez, that has been co-ordinating the investigations occurring in the Chichanchob facility, which is additionally called Casa Colorada.

Explaining the picture engraved on the rock, archaeologist Santiago Alberto Sobrino Fernandez claimed “The character on the left is using a feathered headdress as well as a sash that features a flower-shaped aspect, most likely a water lily. In accordance with the face is a scroll, which may be taken breath or voice.”

“The opposing gamer uses a headdress called a ‘serpent turban’, which has been seen represented countless times at Chichen Itza. The individual puts on safety clothes for playing pelota,” he added.

The gamers, who have been carved on the rock, have not been determined as the match’s result also continues to be unknown, the engraving’s future interpretation may expose the game’s nature as well as the final rating.

The discovered rock, which resembles a scoreboard, days in between AD800 as well as AD900.

The old video game, which was played using a heavy rubber round, was a part of the Mesoamerican peoples’ traditional practices as well as it is believed that the game had ritual touches.

The scientists collaborating with INAH are now making preparations to catch high-resolution images of the iconography and text for the stone’ comprehensive research study, while all at once making preparations to preserve the scoreboard.

The Chichen Itza complex, which has actually been stated a UNESCO globe heritage website, is amongst the Maya civilisation’s major historical centres existing on the Yucatan peninsula. According to the official information, the site is gone to each year by around 2 million individuals from across the globe.

Last Updated: 13 April 2023

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