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The Tomb at Cuthá Mountain

Zapotitlán Salinas, Mexico

The tomb of a pre-Hispanic governor, inside the vestiges of a Mesoamerican city.  

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This area was once inhabited by the chocho-popolcas, and was the central political power in the Tehuacán Valley in pre-Hispanic times. The ancient city is located on top of a mountain, and the tomb itself is located at the highest point. Also, the area has a very rich biodiversity of cacti and desert vegetation, as well as fossils from an ancient seabed. 

Know Before You Go

The hike is about two hours each way starting from the Botanical Gardens in Zapotitlan, and the pathways are not easily seen, and losing track of the main part is quite easy, so a GPS is highly recommended. Also, the vegetation is thorny and spiky, and you can find bits and pieces of obsidian blades and pottery.

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