Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Monte Albán

Yesterday we took an excursion to visit Monte Albán, an archeological site that was around from about 500 BCE to 1521 when the Hispanic invaded Mexico. The main portions that you see, however, were built during the Classic Period which was from about 250 CE to 700 CE. Monte Albán is up on a high hill in the Oaxaca Valley, and was the most powerful city during its time there. It took a lot of man hours to level everything off and to build the huge pyramids.

I put up photos of the different it here:

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