Week Two January 13th 2012 Monte Albán
This Tuesday, our class took a trip to Monte Albán, the largest archeological site in the Valley of Oaxaca. It is situated in the center of the valley, at the meeting of the three different valley arms. While its function is debated, it is possible that Monte Albán served as a central capital with political and military functions, much like modern Washington DC.
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North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca » Monte Albon The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
This winter, I will be leaving the gray, snowy disaster that is Chicago for the lovely colonial city of Oaxaca. Situated in Mexico's southwest, the city will be an amazing opportunity for language development as well as a geographical laboratory. Oaxaca's ancient, colorful, winding streets will provide fantastic contrast to my experience in the Midwest. ... full info