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  1. page Monte Albán edited Kathryn Wright Overview {100_0837.JPG} View from North Platform Monte Albán is an archeolog…

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    Overview {100_0837.JPG} View from North Platform
    Monte Albán is an archeological site of the Zapotec civilization from the pre-Columbian era in the Southern state of Oaxaca in Mexico. The capital of Oaxaca is Oaxaca City; Monte Albán is located just miles away from Oaxaca City. The elevation of Monte Albán is 6,400 feet above sea level and 1,300 feet about the Oaxacan valley floor.
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    Currently, Monte Albán is a tourist attraction that features a gift shop, museum, and restaurant. The cost to enter is $4 for an adult and $15 for a guided tour. The Gran Plaza is the large open space in between the North and South platforms. The North platform has a series of mazes and tunnels. There are over 170 various tombs around the archaeological site. The Ball Court, or Juego de Pelota, was the location of an intense game in which a loss could result in death as a sacrifice to the gods. There is an observatory for astronomical observations as well as an altar for sacrificing. One of the more interesting parts of Monte Albán is the stones with dancers skillfully carved into them known as “Danzantes.” Although these carved figures appear to be fluid with motion, the bodies are actually in tortured positions such as childbirth or diseases. The original stones are some of the oldest remains of the Zapotec society and are kept in the museum on the site; replicas were left in the original places.
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    References
    Adams, Charles Kendall. (Ed.). (1909). Universal Cyclopedia and Atlas (Vol. 8). New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company.
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    The population of the state of Oaxaca is 3,801,962; Oaxaca City alone is home to 255,029. Many of the people in Oaxaca are of indigenous decent, the largest group being the Zapotecs. There is a wide variety of climates in Oaxaca
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  4. page Mole edited Overview: Mole Mole, like the Tianguis, has pre-Colombian Variety: Mole comes from "mull…
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    MoleMole, like the Tianguis, has pre-Colombian
    Variety:
    Mole comes from "mulli", a Nahautl word for “sauce”. Being a sauce is the only thing that all varieties of mole have in common, other than being used in traditional Mexican cuisine. A mole can be red, yellow, brown, runny, thick, sweet, sour, spicy, or savory. Many Mexican stews are considered mole, as well. It usually takes a very long time to prepare any kind of mole, and a mole with about 30 ingredients is not unheard of. Each region has its own mole tradition, and every family has its own recipe passed down from mother to daughter.
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    Mole has pre-Colombian roots, though many ingredients used in most modern varieties are not native to the Americas and would be unrecognizable to the Aztecs. The sauce has been made for centuries, and is recognized as one of Mexico’s national dishes. Mole dishes can be found in many cities outside of Mexico with high Mexican populations, as well.
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    {dsc_0196.jpg} Mole rojo, one of the many varieties of mole
    The most popular and recognizable variety of mole is Mole Poblano, a thick brown sauce made with chocolate, and is associated with the town of Puebla. Mole Poblano is traditionally served over chicken or turkey for holidays. One of these celebration is Cinco de Mayo, only celebrated in Puebla.
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    {San-Pedro-Mole-Festival.jpg} Mole festival in San Pedro Atocpan

    Queretaro has been known for its mole verde for about a century. Every year the town hosts a cook-off called the Mole and Tortilla Festival, in which the women of Queretaro prepare their family mole recipes to compete against the others'.
    {verdes_abuelita2.JPG} A chicken dish made with mole verde queretano
    History and Legends:
    Mole is a sauce that has been made since the Aztec empire. However, most modern mole varieties would be unrecognizable to an Aztec. Mole today uses spices and herbs from Europe and Asia, though most indigenous ingredients have remained in recipes through the centuries. Other than the widely-known Aztec origins and Spanish influences, there is some debate over the history of mole. Because mole is an important part of Mexican cuisine, but the first recipes and creation were never recorded, there are many legends about the inspiration for the first mole.
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    Identity:
    Regional varieties of mole are a source of pride and sense of identity for many Mexicans. Most people see their own recipe as completely unique, and part of their family and regional histories.
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    References:
    Graber, Karen H. "Demystifying Mole, Mexico's National Dish." : Mexico Cuisine. N.p., 1 Jan. 2003. Web. 05 Dec. 2012.
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