This Zapotec site was occupied for about 500 years, beginning in 400 B.C. It 's immense. It's only 10 percent excavated. There are a total of 6,000 archeological sites in Mexico. The ancient world is beyond our comprehension; so much is lost to us.
I climbed these steps and another set similar to these and walked around on top of the plateaus in silence, listening to the hum of bees and smelling orange blossoms. I walked in the footsteps of the Zapotecs.