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Reminiscing Ruins

Reminiscing Ruins

Brother Drake Spangler, a senior studying Criminal Justice, had an extraordinary Spring Break, where he participated in an immersive Caribbean cruise, where one stop was the Mayan Ruins in México. Here’s what he had to say about his trip:

“Chichen Itza, the Mayan Ruins I visited, are located in Yucatan, México. That temple is known as One of the (New) Seven Wonders of the World! I was also able to see the Mayan Stadium where they played games and conducted human sacrifices. One of the games the Mayans would place was called Pitz, which was part of Mayan political, religious, and social life. Played with a rubber ball ranging in size from that of a softball to a soccer ball, players would attempt to bounce the ball without their hands through stone hoops attached to the sides of the ball court. Our tour guide let us walk down into the stadium and stand at the mass where the referees would watch the game and determine the winner and loser. It was wonderful experiencing something ancient and weathered that still exists today. I was also fascinated to learn about the Ruins themselves and the Mayan culture. I truly enjoyed this experience and would hope to return again someday. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Mayan Ruins, I encourage you to do so!”