Ballcourt at Copan

The Great Ballcourt at Copan, Honduras

The Copan Ballcourt, with the Hieroglyphic Stairway (shrouded by its protective canopy) in the background.

The Great Ballcourt was the last major building project of 18-Rabbit, the 13th ruler of Copan. It was dedicated in 738 A.D., shortly before he was captured and sacrificed by Cauac Sky of Quirigua.