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The Zapotec civilization was an indigenous pre-Columbian civilization. The Zapotec referred to themselves as Be'ena'a, which means "The People."

The connection belongs to History connections.

Connected Sites

  • Oaxaca and Monte Alban: Monte Alban: "pre-eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic center for close to a thousand years" (wiki)
  • Teotihuacan: assumed to have been partially inhabited by Be'ena'a during its late phase
  • Yagul and Mitla: Mitla: most important archeological site of Zapotec culture


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