Monte Alban

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h11alb00.jpg Building J near the South Platform h11alb01.jpg Zapotec depiction of the female anatomy h11alb02.jpg North Platform
h11alb03.jpg Our excellent guide, Netza. It was well worth hiring a guide to explain this fantastic site. h11alb04.jpg Dave, atop the North Platform h11alb05.jpg Descending the steep steps of the North Platform
h11alb06.jpg Building G h11alb07.jpg System IV h11alb08.jpg Geometric double scapulary panels can be found on System IV.
h11alb09.jpg Building M, on the left, with the Danzantes Gallery stones, center h11alb10.jpg System IV (Edificio IV) h11alb11.jpg Not at all winded after a climb up and down the North Platform!
h11alb12.jpg Building of the Danzantes (Dancers) h11alb13.jpg View of Building G with North Platform in background h11alb14.jpg Building H in the foreground, with Building G, and the North Platform
h11alb15.jpg Another view of the Building of the Danzantes behind the agave plant h11alb16.jpg Looking toward the North Platform and Buildings G and H h11alb17.jpg Danzantes stone carving
h11alb18.jpg The figures of the Danzantes are attributed to the Zapotec culture. h11alb19.jpg The Danzantes (Dancers) are thought by many researchers to be depictions of warriors caught by the Zapotecs. h11alb20.jpg It is theorized that the prisoners may have been used for medical experimentation.
h11alb21.jpg Most of the figures are male. h11alb22.jpg Their features resemble the Olmec Indians. h11alb23.jpg Rows of Danzantes stelae
h11alb24.jpg Building J is also known as the Observatory. h17ma00.jpg Building H h17ma01.jpg Valley of Oaxaca

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