A small 1,200-year-old theatre, probably used as a political tool, has been found at Plan de Ayutla in Chiapas, Mexico. It was a unique theater, since it was found in an acropolis, 137 feet above the other plazas. The stage lay within a palace complex. Located near the North Acropolis, the theater was enclosed by buildings dating to 250-550 B.C. on all sides. A 26-foot-long façade of one of these buildings was torn down around 850 A.D. to create the forum and make it work as an acoustic shell.
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Hombres de Babilonia, Relieve en ladrillo satinado, palacio de Nabucodonosor, ca. s. VII a.C.
human-headed winged bull from Khorsabad Excavated by the Oriental Institute during the 1928/29 season of excavations at Sargon II’s capital city Dur-Sharrukin and stands about 16 feet tall. The cap denotes divinity and the belt for power. They're sculpted with five legs so that they appear to be walking in one view and then standing still in another @ standing straight in front of. Also called lamassu, they protected and supported important doorways in Assyrian palaces and guarded against
This ceramic figure is located in the Museo del Templo Mayor, or Great Temple Museum, in Mexico City. It likely represents Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord,or a priest wearing the skin of a flayed sacrificial victim in honor to Xipe Mexicas ...
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A small section of the Achaemenid Palaces of Darius in Susa, Persia, constructed by Babylonian craftsmen when Babylon was part of the world's first true empire.
Blue-Painted Ibex Amphora from Malqata. Ca. 1390–1353 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Malqata. This remarkable vase was found during the excavations of the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata in western Thebes. The head of the ibex had broken off, but was found nearby. Like much of the pottery at Malqata, this amphora was made of a red clay covered with a cream colored slip and decorated with blue, red, and black paint.
Censer Support, 8th–9th century Mexico; Maya／This hand-modeled flanged ceramic cylinder would have supported a bowl for the burning of incense for ritual purposes. A high-relief standing figure with a looped motif between his eyes, which is thought to relate to the Maya god of the sun, is depicted on the front.