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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, November 14, 2017
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 National Museum of the American Indian.
 
Location. 38° 53.316′ N, 77° 1.026′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest. Touch for map. On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rick Bartow (1946-2016) (here, next to this marker); Restoration of the Land (here, next to this 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
Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2017
2. Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Marker
(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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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