Mexico: Mayan ball court was celestia...

Mexico: Mayan ball court was celestial 'marker'

There are 4 comments on the story from Oct 5, 2012, titled Mexico: Mayan ball court was celestial 'marker'. In it, reports that:

Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said Friday that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance that the ball game had for the culture.

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Orangeville, Canada

#1 Oct 6, 2012

Stoney Creek, Canada

#2 Oct 6, 2012
If Mayans were so good at predicting the future how come they failed to see their demise?

Palm Desert, CA

#3 Oct 6, 2012
Me lleva la cagada...! the pre-mojado Mayan ball court, was a public chitter...! it took archaeologist many years to uncover.....

Since: Mar 12

Georgetown, TX

#4 Oct 7, 2012
well wrote:
If Mayans were so good at predicting the future how come they failed to see their demise?
Are you really so filled with hate that when some history about an incredible archaeological site is revealed, you still need to fire off a cheap shot? As easy to ask, what with the Doric Oracles, why wasn't Rome able to survive? Or with their astronomical sites like Stonehenge, why isn't Druidism the dominant religion of England? When science is applied to engineering or meteorology, or agriculture, civilization is advanced. When science is perverted to religious superstitions, you can count on the demise of said civilization. FAITH NUST BE SUBLIMATED TO REASON! Otherwise, progress is doomed and you haters win...nothing.

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