26 June 2007

It's All Greek to Me...

Semi OT: Found this interesting article over at livescience.com, entitled Mystery of Amphitheater 's Amazing Sound Finally Solved.


Audiences of up to an estimated 14,000 have long been able to hear actors and musicians--unamplified--from even the back row of the architectural masterpiece.

How this sonic quality was achieved has been the source of academic and amateur speculation, with some theories suggesting that prevailing winds carried sounds or masks amplified voices.

It's in the seats.

Link to the article.

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