Friday, April 16, 2010

Mesa Verde National Park

Looks like there had been a fire in recent past.  Much of the drive in to Mesa Verde had views like this.
Fortunately, the ruins didn't get hit.
The big ruins.
With people touring this ruin & some other new-looking construction on some ruins we wondered if these had been reconstructed.

So many are two stories.  I wonder if the upper ones are storage, they are so small.
Of course, with the sun, moon and stars being of such imprtance to their culture, it is possible the upper rooms are observatories of some sort.

These are most likely reconstruted. They were thoroughly excavated in the 20's and they were only prtioned off by a small, low wire.

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