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18-JUL-2011 Jola Dziubinska


Arizona, USA

Navajo National Monument is located within the northwest portion of the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona.
It preserves three of the most intact cliff dwellings of the ancestral puebloan people (Hisatsinom) - the Keet Seel, Betatakin and the Inscription House site.
The Navajo people who live here today call these ancient ones Anasazi.
Betatakin was built in an enormous alcove measuring 452 feet high and 370 feet across between 1267 and 1286.
It contained about 120 rooms at the time of abandonment. Today only about 80 rooms remain, due to rock falls inside the alcove.
During its two-decade heyday, a maximum population of about 125 people has been estimated.

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MarcViskens10-Aug-2011 18:29
very nice done
Fred Parsons07-Aug-2011 23:39
YOu have seen more of Arizona than I have and know more about it I think.
Valter Jacinto07-Aug-2011 09:53
Cool Place!
Lamar Nix05-Aug-2011 09:33
Interesting old ruins. Shrubs look very green given the dry year in Arizona. V
Gerard Koehl05-Aug-2011 04:37
Bel endroit. V
Cindi Smith05-Aug-2011 03:14
You captured this beautifully! V
Robin Reid05-Aug-2011 01:16
Well photographed. These cliff dwellings are very interesting.
Stephanie04-Aug-2011 22:27
Fantastic scenery!!!! BV
Fernando Peres Rodrigues04-Aug-2011 22:23
Amazing place and photo.
Karen Stuebing04-Aug-2011 22:16
Beautiful sandstone and the green really pops in this setting. Very interesting ancient abodes. V.
patou04-Aug-2011 21:04
Superbe endroit ,cela fait rever !
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