Oaxaca and Monte Alban, Mexico : The White Mountain

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  • 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 Alban were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. Nearby, the checkerboard design of Oaxaca is a good example of Spanish colonial architecture.


  • Originally released by Global Screen, 2000.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 12, 2017.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Oaxaca and Monte Alban, Mexico: The White Mountain (12:31)
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