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Lorraine McKee
Lorraine McKee • 2 years ago

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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