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www.lawrenceville.org...Ancient Maya - BLOOD SACRIFICE and THE BALL GAME. Produced by Aiko Chamby.
Part 3 in a 6 part series. The discovery of the Bonampak murals in 1949 shocked archaeologists and shattered the Mayan myth once and for all, revealing a culture that glorified warfare, torture, human sacrifice and blood-letting in fulfillment of heavenly duties. Further archeological evidence led to the revelation that the Mayans risked their lives playing a mysterious and deadly ball game. Features Julio Tot, tour guide and James Woodley, student./nAll shows in this series were filmed and produced entirely by Lawrenceville School students as part of the interdisciplinary course 'History Through a Lens' under the guidance of history master Michael Hanewald and filmmaker and art master Gil Domb.