New Mexico: Chaco (A.D. 800-1200)

May 6, 2010

En route north of Albuquerque to Chaco, along the unimproved if picturesque road to the site

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Chaco: The National Park

Above & below: the view from Hungo Pavi

The stonework is amazing, and every wall is one you want to photograph.

You can't miss it, either, that the walls resemble the cliffs from which the rocks came.
At Chetro Ketl

The kiva (above and left). The outlined shapes held pillars that supported the raised floor.