Scenic USA - Arizona, Navajo Nation
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photos by Rob Jones
Navajo National Monument Trip Report
America's southwest is dotted with mysterious, age-old pueblo villages. Built upon high cliff ledges, the cluster assembly of rooms resemble today's apartment buildings. At the end of Arizona's State Route 564 lies the Navajo National Monument, home to the largest cliff dwelling village in the United States. Keet Seel (Kawestima) displays an astonishing condition of preservation. After climbing a 70 foot ladder, the pueblo is ready for a close up inspection. The grounds are littered with clay vessels, pottery shards, food remnants and dislodged building bricks, just as the Hisatsinom had left it 750 years ago. The 160 room complex dates back to 1200 A.D. and is thought to have only been occupied for a short and very mysterious 50 years.
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