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This is another snapshot of this amazing The Yucatan’s grandest archaeological site is Chichen-Itza

The Chichιn Itza Ball Court is by far the largest field in Mesoamerica. Measuring 168 by 79 meters (551 by 230 ft) the playing field is 2.2 times the size of an American Football field. The parallel walls are each 95 meters (312 ft) long and 8 meters (26 ft) high. The inverted hoops placed in the center of the walls are carved with into decorative feathers. There are incredible panels of ball players along the interior walls.
The court is acoustically perfect. If you talk to the northern wall for example, you can hear it clearly at the southern wall.
There has been some current dispute as to whether this particular ball court was ever used for the game or if it was a gigantic monument to the game and sacrificial victims.

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