OP 14961-814

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of an interior view of the stone tomb, ‘Tomb 7,’ in Monte Alban. According to notes on the verso of the print, Dr. Alfonso Caso took from this tomb one million dollars worth of gold and jeweled ornaments which are now in a museum in Oaxaca.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 14961-814/ 88:17050-814/ MONTE ALBIN [Alban]/ OAXACA/ OAXACA/ ZAPOTEC INDIANS/ DEC. 1945/ Monte Albin [Alban]/ interior of tomb No 7/ from which Dr. Alfonso Caso took/ out $1,000,000 of golden/ and jeweled ornaments/ now in Museum in Oaxaca./ Several skeletons/ of high chiefs went/ to dust on exposure/ note construction of/ roof of tomb – all stone./ Dec 25 1945/ [Stamped:] ED. H. DAVIS/ Mesa Grande, Calif.