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Mexico, Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Alban

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Location Etat de Oaxaca de Juarez, municipalites de Oaxaca, Xoxocotlan et Cuilapan, Mexico
Coordinates N17 3 42.984 W96 43 18.012
Property 375 ha
Date of Inscription 1987

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/415 )

Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples – Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is a good example of Spanish colonial town planning. The solidity and volume of the city's buildings show that they were adapted to the earthquake-prone region in which these architectural gems were constructed.

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Santo Domingo de Guzman Church, Historic Centre of Oaxaca Monte Alban

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