Aztec Ruins National Monument,Aztec New Mexico

For those who don’t know(I didn’t), Aztec is near Farmington in the Four Corners area.

The monument boasts a reconstructed Kiva which I have a photo of.

Below is information from the National Park service web site.

nps.gov

Near Aztec, New Mexico over 1,000 years ago, Ancestral Pueblo people constructed a large planned community that served their society for over two centuries. Aztec Ruins National Monument, which is part of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park World Heritage Site, preserves the remains of this well planned community, which is the largest Ancestral Puebloan community in the Animas River Valley. While the Ancestral Pueblo people are responsible for the construction of this site, the ruins received their name when early European settlers mistakenly attributed the ruins to the Aztecs of Mexico. A visit to the park provides not only a glimpse into the lives of Ancestral Pueblo people but also a place to connect with the cultural heritage of American Indians today.

These photos were taken the last two days in March.

The Reconstructed Kiva:

My Husband at the entrance

Inside

More to come…Stay tuned!