Monte Alban

While in Oaxaca City, we took the opportunity to visit the ancient Zapotec / Mixtec city of Monte Alban, which is situated on a mountain just outside town.  Monte Alban dates back to 400 BC, and by 200 BC, had an estimated population of 17,200.  It is amazing to think that the top of the mountain was flattened to construct the city’s numerous temples, tombs, a ball court, and large plaza.

 The site offered amazing views over the Oaxaca valley.

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