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The Oldest And Deadliest Team Sport Known To The World – Ulama

Ulama is a ball game played in a few communities in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Descended from the Aztec version of the Mesoamerican ballgame, the game is one of the oldest continuously played sports in the world, and is also notable for the fact that it is the oldest known game utilizing a rubber ball.

 

The Oldest And Deadliest Team Sport Known To The World - Ulama

Cave paintings found in the Lascaux caves approximately 173,000 years ago and many other cave paintings around the world show different forms wrestling to be one of the oldest individual sports.  Archaeologists have uncovered rubber balls dating to at least 1600 BC, ballgamer figures from at least 1200 BC, and nearly 1500 ancient ball courts.

 

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