Pictures of Monte Alban
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Top of the World
Monte Alban was built on top of a mountain, levelled for the purpose by the Zapotecs
The remains of the old ball court
Its a climb to the top, but the views are well worth it!
View from the South
View from the top of the Southern Platform
View of the Ruin
"Monticulo M" is at the south-west corner of the old city
At the edges of the ancient city you get an idea of how far up this city was built...
A tour guide sits on the southern platform as clients listen to his oratory about the history of the old city
You can't walk on most of the structures at Monte Alban
The buildings along the eastern edge of the old city
Behind the Northern Platform you can explore the old tombs
View from the North
Looking south, you can see the tall Southern Platform in the distance.
Back at the entrance, a large tree provides shade and a rest for tired explorers
Information with a View
A visitor reads some information about the site near the large tree; the valley below is Oaxaca city
Hats and other crafts are available for sale at the entrance to the archaelogical park