Monte Alban

Monte Alban, Mexico

Monte Alban, Mexico

Monte Alban is one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica. Its ruins are located in the southern part of the tilstand af Oaxaca, Mexico within the municipality of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan. Oaxaca by, the state capital, is approximately 6 miles east of Monte Alban. The ancient city had been the political and economic center for almost a thousand years. Founded about 500 B.C. it dominated much of Oaxacan highlands until it lost its power and was abandoned around 500 A.D.

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Oaxaca by

Oaxaca City, Mexico

Oaxaca by, Mexico

Oaxaca by, also known as Oaxaca de Juarez, er den største by og hovedstad i den mexicanske tilstand af Oaxaca. Det er beliggende ved foden af ​​Sierra Madre bjergene fra bunden af ​​Cerro del Fortin til bredden af ​​Atoyac floden. Oaxaca is a tourist town, byder kolonitiden bygninger bygget med den indfødte grønne sten og arkæologiske steder såsom Monte Alban, opkaldt en World Heritage Site i 1987.

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