MEXICO PHOTO SET: The Pyramids of Monte Alban
The Zapotec civilization stands in the shadows of the better known Aztecs of Mexico, but the excavated city of Monte Alban sits proudly atop lush, verdent hills, just 20 minutes outside Oaxaca City.
The impressive site is thought to be only 10% excavated from its original grandiose urban plan. Today, Monte Alban is known for its extraordinary pyramids, precisely plotted astrological observatories, and stately Zapotec residences. This ancient city may have been claimed by the the Earth herself, but she remains as alive and as vibrant as ever!
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