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Chichen Itza Had Mayan Observatory
2012-10-07 08:49:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists in Mexico have determined the ancient Mayas observed equinoxes and solstices using the watchtower-like structures built atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza. This discovery adds to understanding the many layers of ritual significance the ball game had for the Maya culture. The Mayas played an early version of basketball in the court, using their elbows, knees and hips to knock a heavy...