Becán: Ballcourt

Becan: ballcourt

Feb. 20, 1997

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Drawing of ball player on INAH sign

The Ballcourt

A ritual representing opposing gods was celebrated in this open area. This confrontation of profound symbolic content, alludes to the constant cycle between life and death.
    Originally, the court was open, but later the north and south ends were added, indicating the directional plan on which the construction is oriented, which is related to the four cardinal points.
    The group does not appear to have had altars or markers on the court, and it is thought that the rings could have been made of wood.