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Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Stone Scoreboard Used in Mayan Ball Game at Chichen Itza Site in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient stone scoreboard used in a soccer-like ball game at the Mayan Chichen Itza archaeological site in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. The circular piece is decorated with hieroglyphic writing and two players standing next to a ball. It is believed to have been used for ritualistic events to settle disputes and honor the gods, and was a popular spectator sport. This discovery provides insight into the ancient Mayan culture and is a reminder of the importance of preserving and protecting ancient sites.