Time & Location
Feb 01, 2023, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Oaxaca de Juárez, 17°04'01.6"N 96°43'09.8"W
About the event
Dainzu is a small archeological site that sits on the floor of the Tlacolula Valley – the eastern of the three connecting valleys that together form the Valles Centrales of Oaxaca state – about 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the capital. It was first occupied 700-600 BC, but the main phase of occupation dates from about 200 BC to 350 AD. There is a pyramidal structure built into a hillside that doubtless once supported a temple. Nearby are foundations of a few buildings, three tomb sites and a large ball court. The most remarkable feature, though, is a series of bas-relief stone carvings that form a frieze along the front wall of the main structure. As one would expect, most of the panels are of Zapotec origin, but one is believed to be Mayan. There is a resident caretaker who has lived on-site for many years and will give a good explanation (in English or Spanish) of the site.
Participants can eat sack lunches in the park next to the churchyard or grab a bit to eat at one of two small restaurants in the town center.
Additional Costs: There is a charge of 40 pesos for the tour.
Time frame: 9:00 Lending Library / 9:45 arrive Dainzu / 11:00 start overland hike / 12:00 arrive Tlacochahuaya church / 12:30 lunch in park / 1:30 depart Tlacochahuaya / 2:30 return Library.
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