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Monte Alban
Archaeological Ruins
Page Three - In The Grand Plaza
Near The North Platfom

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Monte Alban is built at the junction of three broad valleys, across from the Atoyac stream, lays a series of large hills. The largest of these hills is nearly 400 meters above sea level. It was on the top of this mountain, which the Zapotecs leveled off and built into a great ceremonial city in about the year 500 ad. This center once ruled the entire region. The city is now known as Monte Alban. Monte Alban, or "White Mountains" in Spanish, was formerly called Danibaan (Sacred Mountain). No visit to Oaxaca can be considered complete without visiting Monte Alban.

There were many beautiful white blossomed trees called "Tree Morning Glory," Ipomoea arborescens, growing in the area. These trees are also called, Palo del Muerto, Palo Santo Trees, or Trompillo.

We have an image of Stela 15 on this page.

The sign near Stela 15 reads:
"This unique horizontal stela shows one of the few narrative texts that have been found in its original context, most likely due to the fact that it was constructed during the later period of occupation, Monte Alban IIIB-IV (600-800AD). The engravings of this monolith include a scene, two short texts and various isolated glyphs, in which can be observed calender names and personages of the governing noble class. The texts begin with a glyph of the year and its bearer. IT appears that the central text refers to a ritual representation in a scene where the governor of Monte Alban, called 5 Cane intervenes. The personage, with a nose plug and reclining on an elongated piece of furniture, dedicates and offering, while a shaman name 7 Brush who is transformed in to a bird, presents him with a prisoner. Sitting to the left is another individual with a nose plug called 6 Earthquake, who seems to establish the genealogy of Lord 5 Cane. It is possible that the monument commemorates Lord 5 Cane's ascendancy to power, legitimizes his ancestry, and celebrates a military victory by the way of a ball game and the sacrifice of a prisoner."

These images on this page are mainly of structures found near the North Platform, or just north of the North Platform.

Tomb 107. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012, Looking North From The Visitor Center.
Not In The Grand Plaza - North Of it.
Stela 18. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012, Looking West From The Grand Plaza.
A Description Of Stela 18 Is Shown Below.
A Description Of Stela 18. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.
Stela 9. A Regal Male Person. A Glyph Saying: 8 Flower. May Be His Name. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.
Building Four, Near SW Corner Of North Platform. Looking NW. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.
West Wall Steps Of Ballcourt Near SE Corner Of North Platform. Looking NNE. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.
Note The Small Room Attached To The North Platform.
On Left Side Of The Ballcourt Steps. See Photo Below.
Eve DeLange At The Small Room Attached To The North Platform.
It Contains Stela 15. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.
Stela 15. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins. Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.

Flowers.
"Tree Morning Glory." Ipomoea arborescens.
Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.
Leaves & Flower Buds.
"Tree Morning Glory." Ipomoea arborescens.
Photo Taken: November 9, 2012.

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Audrey DeLange At A Morning Glory Tree. Ipomoea arborescens. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Audrey DeLange And The
"Tree Morning Glory," Ipomoea arborescens.

George DeLange At Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
George DeLange And Tomb 107.

Building 4. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Building 4. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Building Four, SE Corner.Building Four, NE Corner.
Building 4. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Stele Eighteen or 18. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Building Four, North Side.Building Four, Stele Eighteen
Dates From 100 B.C.-300 A.D.
Stele 18. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.North Tunnel. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Building Four, Stele 18.Building Four, North Tunnel.
Tunnel Gate. Building Four. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Building IV. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Building Four, North Tunnel Gate.Grand Plaza View Looking SW.
Grand Plaza. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Grand Plaza. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Grand Plaza View Looking SE.
Grand Plaza View Looking S.
North Platform. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Plataforma Norte. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
SW Corner Of North Platform.South Center Of North Platform
Stele Located Above The S
See Stele Two Frames Below.
Plataforma Norte. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Ballcourt. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
SE Corner Of North Platform.West Wall Of Ballcourt
From Grand Plaza.
North Platform Stele. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.North Platform Stele. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
North Platform Stele.North Platform Stele.
Building IV Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Building IV Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Building IV Patio
From Building IV Platform.
Building IV Patio
From Building IV Platform.
Building IV Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Building IV Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Building IV Patio
From Building IV Platform.
Building IV Patio
From Building IV Platform.
Building IV Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Building IV Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Building IV Patio
From Building IV Platform.
Building IV Patio
From Building IV Platform.
Stele VGE - 2. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Stele VGE - 2. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Stele VGE - 2,
About 800 A.D.
Showing 4 Female
& 1 Male Rulers
Stele On South Side,
North Platform.
Stele VGE - 2,
About 800 A.D.
Showing Transfer
Of Power
Stele On South Side,
North Platform
Sunken Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.George DeLange At The Sunken Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Inside Sunken Patio
On Top Of
North Platform.
George DeLange At
Sunken Patio In Background
On Top Of
North Platform.
Staircase Design. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Sunken Patio. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
East Staircase Design Going
North Out Of Sunken Patio
On Top Of North Platform.
Looking South
Toward Sunken Patio
On Top Of North Platform.
On Top Of North Platform Looking Southwest. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Audrey DeLange In Front Of Ediface VG. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Looking Southwest
On Top Of
North Platform.
Audrey DeLange At Ediface VG
Temple Of The Columns
On Top Of
North Platform.
Ediface VG. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Audrey DeLange On Top Of Ediface E. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Ediface VG, Looking East
On Top
Of North Platform.
Audrey DeLange
On Top Of Ediface E
Located On Top
Of North Platform.
Temple Of The Columns. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Temple Of The Columns. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Temple Of The Columns
Looking South West
On Top Of North Platform.
Temple Of The Columns
Looking SE,
Ediface E In Background
On Top Of North Platform.
The Palace. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Museum. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
The Palace
On Top Of North Platform.
Carved Stone In Museum.
Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Tomb 107.Tomb 107.
Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Tomb 107.Tomb 107.
Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Tomb 107.Tomb 107.
Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tomb 107. Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Tomb 107.Tomb 107.

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