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While in New Mexico we went to the Isleta Pueblo.
While there we also stopped off at the casino, lol. I won a bit ~ Yeah. But back to the Pueblo...
Occasionally while traveling around I'm asked by Europeans if I am amazed at all the old stuff in their countries. I always say I am. It's the truth, actually. But then some will make a comment about nothing being over 200 years old in America.
QUÉ? Really? Hmmmm....
Sometimes I explain we have ancient Native American dwellings, sometimes I just smile and walk away.
I have visited a few pueblos, both in New Mexico and Colorado. Pueblo is a Spanish word for town. But not just any town...
"By about 700 to 900 AD, the Pueblo began to abandon ancient pit houses dug in cliffs and to construct connected rectangular rooms arranged in apartment-like structures made of adobe and adapted to sites. By 1050 AD, they had developed planned villages composed of large terraced buildings, each with many rooms.
These apartment-house villages were often constructed on defensive sites: on ledges of massive rock, on flat summits, or on steep-sided mesas, locations that would afford the Anasazi protection from their Northern enemies.
The largest of these villages, Pueblo Bonito in the Chaco Canyon of New Mexico, contained around 700 rooms in five stories; it may have housed as many as 1000 persons."
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Pretty amazing, right?
I love Native American Art and designs.
It was a very nice afternoon and I took a BUNCH of photos, but need to sort them.
Good night from ABQ!
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