Mitla in Mexico, mosaic fretwork of the wall
Mitla, mosaic fretwork of the wall / SanGatiche, / CC BY 2.0
The most important religious center for the ancient Zapotec culture, developed in 900 BC – 1521 AD. Renowned due to elaborate mosaic fretwork adorning the facades of the buildings, panels, tombs. History of city continued until destruction by Spanish in middle of the 16th century.

Location, GPS coordinates: 16.9271 N 96.3596 W
Categories: Ancient cities and towns, Abandoned cities and towns
Values: Archaeology, Visual
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Where is located? North America, Mexico, Oaxaca, north from the centre of San Pablo Villa de Mitla

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