|ZAPOTEC Monte Alban Mound # "J" or Main Observatory Close-up Oaxaca Valley; Mexico.|
Most interewsting as it is different in shape and structure that the rest of the ancient city.
|In plan it resembles and arrow point with the stairways as its base,it is crossed by a vaulted tunnel suggesting it may have|
|been used as an observatory. Carved slabs found outsidewith glyphs and inverted heads suggest the structure may have|
|been a triumphal record of conquered settlements under Monte Alban Period II.|
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