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MONTE ALBAN AND MITLA

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Fig. 10. Details of the Mosaics.

inserted above these two entrances. The rooms beyond the entrance are narrow and elaborately ornamented with a pattern similar to that in the Hall of Mosaics.

The stones above the entrances are very large. The one shown in Fig. 10 is eighteen feet long. The side of the entrance, against which the children are standing, is also a single stone.

The dark spot on the cement floor, seen through the opening, is the entrance to a series of subterranean chambers. These are low,

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Fig. 11. Picture Writing.