Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Zapotec Capital
Mexico. History and culture of the Zapotecs indigenous tribes in Southern Mexico. Interactive pages about the archeological site of Monte Alban, the former capital of the Zapotec tribes for 1,500 years, and more recently a burial ground for the Mixtecs tribes. The Zapotecs occupied the valley of what is now Oaxaca, from around 700 BC until the arrival of the Spaniards.