Ballcourt

Copan: Ballcourt [January 9, 2004]

"Besides Structure 10L-22, the best-known and preserved architectural monument of Ruler 13's reign is the final Ballcourt A-III. It is a very large and imposing edifice, in size second only to the Great Court at Chichén Itza. Ballcourt A-III is certainly one of the most elaborately embellished of its kind ever created, with sculpture decorating the floor of the playing alley where the players moved about, the inclined benches upon which the ball was bounced, and in profusion on the four façades of the two temples built up and away from the field of play."

William L. Fash, Scribes, Warriors and Kings: The City of Copán and the Ancient Maya, p. 125