The Maya loved ball games. Ball courts were usually placed at the base of a temple, because all games were held to honor the many Maya gods. Festivals were held every twenty 20 days. Every festival had a ball game scheduled. Everybody who possibly could came to the ball games. The courts had a hoop at one end.
Between about and ce the Maya had a way of life that was very advanced for the time. The Mayan civilization began a fast decline after No one knows for sure why this happened. The Maya lived first in villages and later in cities.
Find out who the ancient Maya were, where they lived and what they did. Explore what life was like for the ancient Mayas including: family roles, what type of jobs they did and what their diets were like. Take a look at some of the things that still remain of the ancient Maya. Discover what happened to the Maya people and explore some possible causes for their decline. Find out about the famous Maya ball game and learn the importance of this game to the ancient Mayas.