Scenic USA - New Mexico

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Aztec Ruins National Monument

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Photo by Bob Goldman

Twenty-first century contractors enjoy the ease of ordering up ready-made building materials with a quick phone call. Today, rapid delivery of a wide variety of stock is a building supply depot's hallmark.
Early 12th century puebloan builders, working without today's modern tools and equipment, created some fascinating and intricate dwellings and kivas (ceremonial rooms). Visitors marvel at the detailed stonework found at New Mexico's Aztec Ruins. Here, the sandstone bricks were handmade, displaying great accuracy in consistent dimensions.
The great house, a monumental, three story , 300 foot long dwelling featured as many as 500 rooms. Some of the interiors offer an intimate look into the Anasazi's simple life at Aztec Ruins National Monument.



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