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Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock?

 
 
Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
1. Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Marker
Inscription.  
Shhhh, quiet please! Listen.

Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock?

Stand in front of this boulder, and listen to the echo of the water. This stone surface amplifies sound, just like ancient Mayan ball courts. In the Chichén Itzá ball court in Mexico, a whisper can be heard clearly from 500 feet away.
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEnvironmentNative AmericansSports.
 
Location. 38° 53.316′ N, 77° 1.026′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest west of 3rd Street Southwest, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rick Bartow (1946-2016) (here, next to this marker); Wingapo (here, next to this marker);
Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
2. Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Marker
Upland Hardwood Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: West (within shouting distance of this marker); Sassafras • Wináhk (Wee-nock) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow (within shouting distance of this marker); Traditional Croplands (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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