One of the earliest urban centers in Mesoamerica, center of Zapotec culture for nearly 1000 years. Founded sometimes around 500 BC and inhabited until 750 AD. Contains remnants of many impressive structures such as Main Plaza, Ballgame Court, numerous stone carvings.

Location, GPS coordinates: 17.0439 N 96.7679 W
Categories: Ancient cities and towns, Abandoned cities and towns
Values: Archaeology, Visual
Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
Where is located? North America, Mexico, Oaxaca state, some 5 km south-west from the centre of Oaxaca City, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Municipality, on the top of hills

Monte Albán on the map
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