Science: Tomb of the Clouds

With meticulous care the archeologist's pick & shovel gang cleared the entrance to another old tomb. Here, atop Monte Alban which overhangs the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca, might be some treasure which the Spanish Conquistadores had missed. Monte Alban had been a fortress of the anciently rich and powerful Mixtecs, or Cloud People. Within the walls they had built their temples and palaces. Here too were tombs of the Caciques, feudal nobles. The hilltop now is all tumbled debris. Professor Alfonso Caso, archeologist of the National...

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