Merwyn Plaza, Ball Court, and Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Adjacent to the Stelae Plaza is Merwyn Plaza and the Ball Court.  The plaque at the Ball Court describes the ball game.

The Ball Game

As with other Mayan sites of importance, Kohunlich has a Ball Game court.  The game played here had great symbolic content, which appears to have been related to the notions of the Under-world and to sacrificial rites.

Further along is the star attraction in Kohunlich, the Temple of the Masks.

Merwyn Plaza in Kohunlich

Merwyn Plaza in Kohunlich

SOURCE:  Merwyn Plaza in Kohunlich (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

The Ball Court in Kohunlich

The Ball Court in Kohunlich

SOURCE:  The Ball Court in Kohunlich (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Temple of the Masks - Front

Temple of the Masks – Front

SOURCE:  Temple of the Masks – Front (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Temple of the Masks - Side

Temple of the Masks – Side

SOURCE:  Temple of the Masks – Side (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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