"Tombs" Top 5 Page for this destination Monte Albán Things to Do Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey
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To the north of the Gran Plaza are the cemetery and tombs. The tombs contain magnificent glyphs, paintings, and stone carvings of gods, goddesses, birds, and serpents. The tombs may or may not be open to the public when you arrive, but it's worth checking.
Of the tombs so far excavated, the most famous is Tomb 7, next to the parking lot on the east side. It yielded some 500 pieces of gold, amber, and turquoise jewelry, as well as silver, alabaster, and bone art objects. This amazing collection is on display at the Regional Museum down in Oaxaca. Unfortunately, the tomb itself is rarely open to the public.
Another highlight is Tomb 104, on the west side and just north of the Gran Plaza. It has a fabulous ceramic urn above the entrance, which depicts a figure seated on a jaguar throne.
You can watch my photo of Monte-Alban on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 17° 2' 42.59" N 96° 46' 4.07" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio Monte-Alban Tombs.