Mayan stone carving showing human sacrifice - a mayan carrying the head of a sacrificial victim (lower right); the ball court, Chichen Itza, Mexico

- Image ID: T9X4A3
Mayan stone carving showing human sacrifice - a mayan carrying the head of a sacrificial victim (lower right); the ball court, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Image ID: T9X4A3
The Mayan Ball Game sometimes resulted in a human sacrifice - of the victorious captain. The mayans considered only the best should be sacrificed, and they would immediately go to the Mayan version of heaven.This carving illustrates a mayan man carrying the head of a scarifice victim - the arm carrying the head can be seen lower right of the image
Location: ball court, Chichen Itza, Mexico