Most people are familiar with the phrase “take one for the team” but when it came to games in ancient Mexico, they weren’t kidding. Join Museum Secrets as we give you a front row seat to the ancient Mayan sport of poc ta poc – a game that could literally cost you your head.
Be sure to watch this episode where we take you to ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, home of the largest ancient ball court in Mesoamerica. There, we conduct a modern experiment with Professor Manuel Aguilar, as he tries to solve the secret of how the Mayans played the game.
It’s all in the upcoming episode of Museum Secrets: Inside the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on History Television Canada.