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Monte Alban

Statue in tomb 7 at the Zapotec/Mixtec ceremonial site at Monte Alban. One of the caretakers of the site graciously showed us around some of the more interesting parts of the site after the tour buses had departed. The photo is a several second exposure with illumination provided by torchlight. This tomb was discovered intact containing a large Mixtec treasure of gold and other ornaments, replicas of which are on display at the regional museum in Oaxaca and the National Anthropology museum in Mexico City.


Olympus OM1, Zuiko 35-70 f4, Ektachrome 100. Exposure on "B", camera braced against stone stairs.

© Dylan Sutton, 1995.