HISTORY OF MESO-AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
: Copan, Honduras; Late Classic; A.D.600-900
Ball Court. 8c
- The ball court was built on the older building (built in 3c and 6c).
- The existence of the ball court is the characteristic of Mayan architecture. See other ball courts in Cichen Itza and Monte Alban.
The god of Storm in Temple 11 (A.D.762).
- Temple 11 is called Tribune of the Spectators.
The baroque-like figure wears a grotesque mask and waves a timbrel with his left hand.
Photo: KOHICHI HOTTA
[No.1]Ball Court, Temple11
[No.3]Temple of the Hieroglyphic Stairway
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