South Platform - Monte Alban

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South Platform sign - Monte Alban - 2001 (mvc-286)

It reads:

The imposing artificial mass on this platform to the south of the Main Plaza reflects the importance given this cardinal point. The 40 meter wide stairway leads to a patio and two pyramidal platforms, one being the major structure on the north-south axis of the city and another smaller one, located towards the southeast. Older carbed stones were reused in the corners of the South Platform constructed during Period IIIB-IV (AD 500-800)/ The defensive wall, constructed on top of the platform after AD 800, is notable in that it limited access to the platform from the north.

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