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Monte Alban

Last updated: 08.05.2002

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Monte Alban
View south from the Plataforma Norte. [26K]

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Monte Alban
View south-east from the Plataforma Norte. [40K]

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Patio Hundido
The sunken patio in the Plataforma Norte. [35K]

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Juego de Pelota
Ritual ball court. [45K]

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Sistema IV and Stela 18
View of Stela 18 with Sistema IV in background. [43K]

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Danzante
Carved 'danzante' ('dancer') from Monte Alban. [49K]

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Bearded danzante
Carved 'danzante' ('dancer') from Monte Alban. [63K]

Photographs taken at Monte Alban in 1999.

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Monte Alban was settled by Zapotecs around 500BC. It reached its peak between 300AD and 700AD, with a population of around 25,000, but was largely abandoned by 950AD.

© Angus McIntyre 2002. All rights reserved.

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