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Monte Alban ruins

Day Four, around Oaxaca

June 16th 2009
We toured around a bit outside the city today. First stop was the ruins of the Zapotepec capital at Monte Alban. It was occupied between approximately 500 BC to 700 AD. It is located on a hilltop that affords excellent views overlooking the three valleys that connect to form Oaxaca City. The ruins reminded me very much of the Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras because of the layout of the city and the ... read more
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