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1,000-year-old game board found at Maya site

A 1000-year-old game board has been found on the Maya site of Dzibilnocac in Mexico.

“It is an esgraffito scoreboard of approximately 50 centimeters (19.68 inches) on each side, which was discovered on the floor of the second highest space” in the building denoted A1, the archaeologist said.

Etched into the surface of the board are 58 rectangles of varying sizes and players would have used beans as game tokens, Ojeda said.

One of his colleagues, Judith Gallegos Gomora, said the board was designed for patolli, a game of chance described in Mayan codices and colonial Spanish chronicles.

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Story: Latin American Herald Tribune | Photo: Latin American Herald Tribune

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