Mitla is a great example of the Zapotec culture and is located a short drive from Oaxaca. It was our first experience of this type of archaeological site and was interesting to see the differences in architecture and design compared with where we have been before.

What makes Mitla unique among Mesoamerican sites is the elaborate and intricate mosaic fretwork and geometric designs that cover tombs, panels, friezes and even entire walls. These mosaics are made with small, finely cut and polished stone pieces which have been fitted together without the use of mortar. No other site in Mexico has this -wikipedia

After visiting the site we went on to visit a natural spring that has over many years calcified its path over a cliff. The result looks like a calcium waterfall and was an interesting thing to see.

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