Dainzu ruin Site is located in the Valley of Oaxaca, South Central Mexico on Route 190, 16 miles southeast of Oaxaca City near the village of Macuilxochitl
The Zapotec culture established the settlement in 600 BC and developed the city in several stages until 1200 AD.
Archaeologist believe that the city reached its zenith before 200 AD
Dainzu Ruin site's buildings consist of quarried stone and river cobbles.
There is no museum at the site. The fee is 34 peso.
Dainzu Ruin site's unusual features include a partially restored ball court built in the tenth century and a group of sculpted stones depicting ball players that are similar to Monte Alban's Danzantes.
Dainzu ruin site, excavated in 1965 by Ignacio Bernal, also has a tomb with a sculpted Jaguar lintel and a hilltop ruin site.
The large group of sculpted stones similar to Monte Alban's Danzante sculptures depict rituals that pertain to the ball game.
Dainzu's sculptures depict two different styles of ball game equipment , prompting researchers to speculate that the game changed over the years.
The ball court at Dainzu would have had a coating of stucco in Pre-hispanic times and the sloping sides would have been smooth