Monte Albán, the rest of the story

Published on 18 January 2023 at 21:40

Monte Albán was abandoned at some point in time, 1000 years ago or so. And only discovered and excavated in the last 100 years. In 1931 archeologists  discovered the, soon to be famous, tomb 7. It held amazing pieces of gold, silver, turquoise, bone carvings and many pottery pieces. Luckily many of the more exquisite pieces are still in Oaxaca on display in the Museum of Culture. The museum itself is an amazing building which used to be the monastery for the adjourning catholic church.

From tomb 7

And now for the building

This is the church with the museum on the left

The entry foyer

Construction began in 1575 with occupying in 1608

overlooking the Botanical Garden out back

And this was just the modest housing. Wait until you see the church...