Photographer's Note

This is the right wing of the Ball Court as photographed from the southwest. It (the court) is less than a third the size of the main court at Chichen Itzá, and was dedicated by the ahau Chan Chak K'ak'nal in 901 CE. Its walls are inclined and, on the outside of the incline, it is possible to make out some of the ruined stairs that led to the upper esplanade. Here there were once shrines of which only some stone relics remain. The Ball Court served a ceremonial function in which the forces of darkness and light were recreated through the struggle enacted in the game.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-02 4:46
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