Lambityeco Archaeological Site – Oaxaca

Lambityeco Archaeological Site Oaxaca Mexico

Lambityeco – Near Oaxaca

Lambityeco was occupaied between around 700 BC and 750 AD and was of commercial importance to the pre-hispanic Zapotecs because of the salt that it produced, which at one point is estimated to have accounted for 90% of all salt produced. Lambityeco ruins themselves are a small part of a larger archaeological site called Yeguih (‘Small Hill’ in Zapotec). There are two main structures at Lambityeco, a luxury residence with two busts of the Zapotec rain God Cocijo, one either side of the entrance, and the largest of the sites structures (195) which contains several tombs and is where governers attended to public matters. There is also the remains of a temple complex here.

We recommend getting a guide when you visit Lambityeco as you get a much more animated, understandable idea of what is what than reading about it and trying to figure it out for yourself. Should you want to do some background reading however, follow this link to read further information about Lambityeco ruins

To get to Lambityeco drive towards Tlacolula for about twenty five minutes and it’s on the right hand side next to the motorway about three kilometres before you get to Tlacolula. If you don’t have a car, get a bus or colectivo that goes to Tlacolula.You may need to ask around to find Lambityeco.

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