San Jose  El  Mogote, Museum and Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico
The Museum caretaker in the village will open the museum for your visit.  
San Jose El Mogote is one of the oldest stone cities in Mexico. The Museum houses artifacts from the site of San Jose El Mogote, a political center first settled in 1500 BC.  San Jose El Mogote was replaced as a political center in 500 BC in favor of the larger city nearby now called  Monte Alban.
San Jose el Mogote or San Jose Mogote as it is alternately called has a great little museum with interesting artifacts
To visit San Jose Mogote's Museum go to the center of the village and ask for the caretaker. San in Oaxaca,  the town officials do not keep it open
You are sure to have San Jose Mogote ruin site with its great views of the Etla Valley to yourself except for foraging goats
San Jose  El  Mogote
Museum and Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • San Jose el Mogote,
Ruin Site is possibly the oldest site to contain evidence of a written language.  
  • Location:
San Jose El Mogote is at 17* 20' N, 96* 59'  Within the  Etla Valley, Oaxaca, Mexico, South Central Mexico  8 miles northwest of Oaxaca City
  • Culture:
Zapotec
  • Area:
50-150 Acres
  • Date:
1500 BC to 500 BC
  • Unusual Features:
The Ruin site of San Jose Mogote is a small site and rarely visited but could be of immense importance in the chronology of ancient Mesoamerican cultures.
Strong ties with the Olmec culture of Veracruz is evident in the artifacts at the small museum near the site. San Jose El Mogote includes several hills but is excavated in a small section of mounds and pyramidal structures
San Jose  El  Mogote Ruin Site in Oaxaca, Mexico is one of the oldest stone cities in Mexico.   San Jose el Mogote offers a museum with artifacts dating from 1200 BC to 600 AD that show Olmec and Teotihuacan influence.
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