Alacahöyük (Turkey) or Alaca Höyük (sometimes also spelt as Alacahüyük, Euyuk, or Evuk) is the site of a Neolithic and Hittite settlement and is an important archaeological site. It is northeast of Boğazkale (formerly and more familiarly Boğazköy), where the ancient capital city Hattusa of the Hittite Empire was situated. Its Hittite name is unknown: connections with Arinna, Tawiniya, and Zippalanda have all been suggested.
The head of the sacrificial victim (presumably, the losing player) is held in one hand of someone presumed to be a winning player. Blood spurts out from the head and the trunk, where it appears as serpents. The winner's other hand holds the sacrificial flint knife. His knees have protective pads. Twitter @ChicheItzaBob
Palenque is a rich Maya archaeological site located in the present day Mexican state of Chiapas . It is smaller than other Mayan ruins sites yet extremley rich and well worth the extra effort to visit - so says all things Maya expert Chichen Itza Bob