Monte Albán Off The Beaten Path

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    Textiles

    by MD2nd Updated May 28, 2013

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    Textiles

    The Aztec warriors who opposed the conquistadors as they invaded central Mexico wore armor incorporating cotton padding. Of course, this padding may have been effective against the primitive weapons of other Indian nations, but it yielded all too often to the blows of metal sabers and cannonshot inflicted by the Spanish. Today very pretty embroidered cotton blouses such as those above are available.

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    Get off the beaten path

    by shdw100 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    When in Monte Alban, go exploring off the path. The great thing about visiting Mexican archeological sites is that almost anything goes! I mean, they do have ropes for places where they don't want you to go, but for the most part, you can wander anywhere you want to and not worry about it and get some great pictures!

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    Great vegetation

    by filipdebont Written May 30, 2003

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    very special

    When we arrived at Monte Alban, we started by walking around the site in order to arrive behind the Northern platform, like this we did see a part of the typical vegetation of this area.

    We did also see some colourful birds; unfortunately it was not possible to make pictures as our group was too big and too noisy.

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    Beautiful flowers

    by filipdebont Updated May 30, 2003

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    Wild Orchids

    Our guide Rolando could not only tell us interesting information on this site, but was also a real nature lover.

    Like this, he pointed us some beautiful flowers which were growing in between the ruins of this site.

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    Colours

    by filipdebont Written May 30, 2003

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    stand still and look around

    Thanks to Rolando, our Zapotec guide, we did see a lot of plants; also on certain herbs he explained how these herbs were used by the locals to heal some diseases

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