Monte Albán

Monte Albán is the most important of Oaxaca’s archaeological sites. Located 10km from the city of Oaxaca, this site founded by the Zapotec in the Late Preclassic period was the center of dominant power in the region of the central valleys of Oaxaca for a long time.

The inhabitants of Monte Alban had strong ties to Teotihuacán culture, which gave them strong political power in the region. In the sixth century of the Christian era, Monte Albán broke relationships with Teotihuacán, for unknown reasons, which allowed for a resurgence of the Zapotec culture, but with the weakening of their political power. By the eighth century, the ruling elite abandoned the city, which represented the collapse of Monte Albán.

On December 11, 1987 Monte Albán was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The inhabitants of Monte Alban had strong ties to Teotihuacán culture, which gave them strong political power in the region. In the sixth century of the Christian era, Monte Albán broke relationships with Teotihuacán, for unknown reasons, which allowed for a resurgence of the Zapotec culture, but with the weakening of their political power. By the eighth century, the ruling elite abandoned the city, which represented the collapse of Monte Albán.

On December 11, 1987 Monte Albán was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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