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Tourists climb down steep steps the ruins of Monte Alban, a Zapotec capital with impressive architectural remains in the Oaxaca Valley in Mexico.
It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples – Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Long Road South BOOK_National Geographic 1/1999