The decapitated capitan
This is a shot of one of the relief murals along an edifice next to the ball court in Chichen Itza. Did you know that this is the largest ball court among the mayan ruins? Modern archeologists/anthropologists are not even sure if the same ball game was played here as in the other cities. The game was played as a ceremony, and the captain of the winning team (and sometimes the rest of his squad) were killed in honor of the gods. This relief was made on the edifice to honor the warriors who had died in honor of the gods after winning the ball game.