The presence of two ball courts in the ceremonial center of Tula is the biggest ace in the hand of the â€śToltecs fled to Chichen Itza and established a regime thereâ€ť camp of historians. Although the theory has never been able to be proved, the ball courts join the Chac-mool as examples of uncanny similarities between Tula and the Yucatan city. The ball court here is exactly the same size and design as the one at Chichen Itza, although itâ€™s more ruined conditions mean you have to imagine the whooping warriors kicking balls through non-existent hoops and the feeling of terror of the â€świnnersâ€ť who were often sacrificed to the gods.
The Archaeological Site, Tula De Allende, Mexico
Relative price: Budget
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