Tag: archaeology

  • More history at Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

    More history at Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

    Zapotec Civilization Flourishes at Monte Albán (500 BC – 750 AD) The height of Monte Albán’s urban and cultural development, indicating the Zapotec civilization’s early prominence. Late Classic Period of Zapotec (Around 900 AD) The anthropomorphic funerary urn representing Xipe Totec reflects the religious practices during this period. Mixtec Expansion (11th – 12th Centuries) The…

  • Tomb Seven at Monte Albán

    Tomb Seven at Monte Albán

    I had the privilege of stepping back in time at the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca, Santo Domingo, an experience that left me in awe of the rich Zapotec and Mixtec cultures. The museum, housed in the stunning 16th-century Santo Domingo de Guzmán complex, is a treasure trove of history, art, and archaeology. Tomb Seven…