All 16 kings were portrayed here; four per side.
This photo, and the next two, are of the upperclass residential area.
The amphitheater. The king would make pronouncements to the townspeople here.
View from a distance of the
"ball court." The captain of the losing team (or perhaps of the winning team?)
was sacrificed after the game was over. Also note on the right, a raincover for the "heiroglyphic staircase."
Our tour guide gave us each a one-Lempira banknote, showing the same ball court, and
again the "heiroglyphic staircase."
Closer view of the "ball court"
Note the drops of blood between the downward-pointing thumb and fingers —
self-mutilation before the days of blood-sugar testing!
And back to modern civilization in the nearby town of Copan.