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Why The Aztecs: Flat Linear Courts

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So far they have found 13 different courts and they all have a flat linear surface established by two parallel buildings. Other courts had rings attached to the baskets like in basketball, but with horizontal walls. For the Maya, the ballgame represented life, death, and reincarnation. On the other hand, the Aztecs had slightly different rules. Their goals when playing the game was to make in the rubber ball into the stone rings located on the side walls of the court. This sport might sound easy, but it was extremely challenging because it was prohibited to touch the ball with your hands and feet. The Mesoamerican people highly valued this sport to the point where they always betted slaves, gold, or precious feathers. Each team consisted
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