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A unique Mayan theater has been unearthed in Mexico, according to researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).  Found at the archaeological site of Plan de Ayutla, in Ocosingo, Chiapas, the 1,200-year-old theater did not seem to be a place for art and culture, but was rather used by Mayan elite to legitimize their power and subjugate local minority groups.

A unique Mayan theater has been unearthed in Mexico, according to researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). Found at the archaeological site of Plan de Ayutla, in Ocosingo, Chiapas, the 1,200-year-old theater did not seem to be a place for art and culture, but was rather used by Mayan elite to legitimize their power and subjugate local minority groups.

My favorite!  Wish they still had drive in's!  Would love to take my kids like my mom and dad took my sister and I.  Memories.

My favorite! Wish they still had drive in's! Would love to take my kids like my mom and dad took my sister and I. Memories.

An excavated skull and artifacts lay unearthed at the sports complex where Peru's national soccer team practices in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. According to Peru's Ministry of Culture, 11 pre-Inca tombs belonging to the Lima culture (200-700 AD) and Yschma (1100-1400 AD) were located inside the sports complex in the district of San Luis, where excavations started in Dec. 2012. Martin Mejia — AP Photo

An excavated skull and artifacts lay unearthed at the sports complex where Peru's national soccer team practices in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. According to Peru's Ministry of Culture, 11 pre-Inca tombs belonging to the Lima culture (200-700 AD) and Yschma (1100-1400 AD) were located inside the sports complex in the district of San Luis, where excavations started in Dec. 2012. Martin Mejia — AP Photo

The mausoleum of the Scythian rulers of Neapolis (near Simferopol in the Crimea). Scythians (скити, скіфи; skyty, skify). A group of Indo-European tribes that controlled the steppe of Southern Ukraine in the 7th to 3rd centuries BC. According to the most predominant theories, they first appeared there in the late 8th century BC after having been forced out of Central Asia. The Scythians were related to the Sauromatians and spoke an Iranian dialect. Click through to good site.

The mausoleum of the Scythian rulers of Neapolis (near Simferopol in the Crimea). Scythians (скити, скіфи; skyty, skify). A group of Indo-European tribes that controlled the steppe of Southern Ukraine in the 7th to 3rd centuries BC. According to the most predominant theories, they first appeared there in the late 8th century BC after having been forced out of Central Asia. The Scythians were related to the Sauromatians and spoke an Iranian dialect. Click through to good site.

Remnants of the early Scythian Nemyriv fortified settlement (7th-6th century BC). Scythians (скити, скіфи; skyty, skify). A group of Indo-European tribes that controlled the steppe of Southern Ukraine in the 7th to 3rd centuries BC. According to the most predominant theories, they first appeared there in the late 8th century BC after having been forced out of Central Asia. The Scythians were related to the Sauromatians and spoke an Iranian dialect. Click through to good site.

Remnants of the early Scythian Nemyriv fortified settlement (7th-6th century BC). Scythians (скити, скіфи; skyty, skify). A group of Indo-European tribes that controlled the steppe of Southern Ukraine in the 7th to 3rd centuries BC. According to the most predominant theories, they first appeared there in the late 8th century BC after having been forced out of Central Asia. The Scythians were related to the Sauromatians and spoke an Iranian dialect. Click through to good site.

The Ancient Theater of Rhodes situated in the area of Monte smith, a small edifice with 800 seats, used also for teaching philosophers and orator.

The Ancient Theater of Rhodes situated in the area of Monte smith, a small edifice with 800 seats, used also for teaching philosophers and orator.

Ruins of Carthage: Located in Tunisia & date from the Pheonician & Punic periods of the C6th BC. Carthage was the base of a powerful trading empire that spanned the entire south Mediterranean. The citizens defended the city against the Republic of Rome in 146BC yet lost, & Punic Carthage was destroyed. The site was redeveloped by the Romans a century later & Carthage became the capital of the Roman province of Africa. Today the district is very affluent & is a UNESCO World Heritage List site

Ruins of Carthage: Located in Tunisia & date from the Pheonician & Punic periods of the C6th BC. Carthage was the base of a powerful trading empire that spanned the entire south Mediterranean. The citizens defended the city against the Republic of Rome in 146BC yet lost, & Punic Carthage was destroyed. The site was redeveloped by the Romans a century later & Carthage became the capital of the Roman province of Africa. Today the district is very affluent & is a UNESCO World Heritage List site

Harry Anderson performing a magic show in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre in 1983.

Harry Anderson performing a magic show in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre in 1983.

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