It’s in Spring in Teotihuacán: Let’s play (Mesoamerican) ball! (video)

by BARRY GUDTUME on April 19, 2017 in Cultura, El Now, Video


Mexicans organized and participated in a national championship for the Mesoamerican Ballgame in Teotihuacán, the pre-Hispanic city outside of Mexico DF, on Saturday, Euronews reports.

“The pre-Colombian Mesoamerican Ballgame dates back to around 1500 BCE.”

“Gameplay varies among different versions of the game, and debate lingers over how the original participants actually played the game several thousands of years ago. Versions played at the two-championship center on trying to keep a rubber ball in play through knocking it from the hips towards the other team. Failure to keep the ball in play results in the opposing team garnering a point.”

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