El CAM­PO DE PE­LO­TA

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El Gran Cam­po de Pe­lo­ta se en­cuen­tra al sur de la Gran Pla­za, ha si­do ca­ta­lo­ga­do por al­gu­nos in­ves­ti­ga­do­res co­mo el más be­llo de to­do el pe­rio­do Clá­si­co Ma­ya. La can­cha es­tá ro­dea­da por edi­fi­cios pa­ra­le­los y es­tán de­co­ra­dos con gua­ca­ma­yas ( ave con gran va­lor sim­bó­li­co para la cul­tu­ra ma­ya.) Gra­cias a his­to­ria­do­res es­pa­ño­les, se sa­be que en el jue­go de pe­lo­ta ma­ya se uti­li­za­ba una pe­sa­da pe­lo­ta de hu­le, que los ju­ga­do­res im­pul­sa­ban con gol­pes de los mus­los o las ca­de­ras.

The Great Ball field is lo­ca­ted to the south of the Great Pla­za, it has been ca­ta­lo­ged by so­me re­sear­chers as the most beau­ti­ful ball field of the Clas­sic Ma­yan pe­riod. The field is su­rroun­ded by pa­ra­llel buil­dings and de­co­ra­ted with ma­caws (a bird with great sym­bo­lic va­lue for the Ma­yan cul­tu­re.) Thanks to Spa­nish his­to­rians, it is known that in the Ma­yan ball ga­me a heavy rub­ber ball was used, which the pla­yers pla­yed with their thighs or hips.

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