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Nice place, Like, greetings from Vinay.

Nice photo. Exactly matches the description of the group. Thank you. Greetings from Prague. AvaČ

Thank You G. Romanini for your visit and awarding nicest words and Like.

Always Welcome! Best Regards!! Navin Joshi, India.

Thank you Argenna for checking out my gallery and choosing this good photo of My Like too.

Always Welcome, Best Regards, Navin, India.

dear yash, thank you for your nice comments.

best regards,

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its very adventurous ..................from ,yash

Ballgame (Juego de Pelota)

The Mesoamerican ballgame was a sport with ritual associations played since 1,000 B.C. by the pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica. The sport had different versions in different places during the millennia, and a modern version of the game, ulama, is still played in a few places by the local indigenous population.

Pre-Columbian ballcourts have been found throughout Mesoamerica, as far south as Nicaragua, and possibly as far north as the U.S. state of Arizona. These ballcourts vary considerably in size, but all have long narrow alleys with side-walls against which the balls could bounce.

The rules of the ballgame are whoever wins is considered safe and the losing team is sacrificed, but judging from its descendant, ball, they were probably similar to racquetball or volleyball, where the aim is to keep the ball in play. The stone ballcourt goals (see photo to right) are a late addition to the game. This later addition of the game changed the game entirely though, since an immediate win could be attained from them by tossing the balls in the ring, or points could be scored by simply tossing the ball so that it touched the ring.

In the most widespread version of the game, the players struck the ball with their hips, although some versions allowed the use of forearms, rackets, bats, or handstones. The ball was made of solid rubber and weighed up to 4 kg (9 lbs) or more, and sizes differed greatly over time or according to the version played.

The game had important ritual aspects, and major formal ballgames were held as ritual events, often featuring human sacrifice. The sport was also played casually for recreation by children and perhaps even women.

Hi Christian, Thank you for your nice compliments and for voting! It was my honour having your such nice words.

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