PHOTOS: Lost Treasures of the Zapotec Civilization

PHOTOS: Lost Treasures of the Zapotec Civilization
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A carved stone monkey, about 1,200 years old, was among the finds at the El Palmillo palace site.

Although monkeys were not native to this highland area, artisans in the Valley of Oaxaca sometimes depicted them in carvings.

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—Photograph by Jesus Eduardo Lopez Reyes
 
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