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EL MORRO



On a main east-west trail, dating from antiquity, rises a great sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base. The Zuni Indians, whose Puebloan ancesters lived her, call it Atsinna - "place of writings on the rock."
The Spaniards called it El Morro - The Headland.
Anglo-Americans called it Inscription Rock.
Over centuries those who traveled this trail stopped to camp at the shaded oasis under the cliffs. They left carved evidence of their passage - symbols, names, dates, and fragments of their stories that register the cultures and history intermingled on the rock.
Rock inscriptions
Rock inscriptions