Several years ago we went back to a place of my family roots. Some of my uncles and grandpa helped to dig out an Aztec ruins site in New Mexico that still stands today and is an interesting place to visit.
Just on the outskirts of a little town named (not surprisingly) Aztec, New Mexico, there is some acreage that contains the ruins of an actual Aztec city.
This will be a tour of the site so the post will be just a little longer than usual. Please enjoy and then consider sending some of your favorite photos of sights you've seen on your vacations. I would like to hear from anyone with pictures of Caves, Petrified forests or Dinosaur remains along with other historical sites you think other's would be interested in seeing. Let's start planning our summer....
photographer: Photo Amature
Below shows how wooden beams made up the ceilings and floors between home levels.
Ceremonial Kiva was rebuilt to show how a complete one looked, inside and out. This one has been totally rebuilt and refurbished with stone, wooden beams and paint.
These Round discs are almost a yard in diameter. Their use is unknown but may have had some religious symbolism.
This Kiva is deep into the ground with more than one level. Note how the large beams were layered at angles across each other to create the floor or ceiling between levels in order to cover the very large expance.
This was the only apartment or home that was also decorated inside with the bluish stone. This could possibly have been the actual home of the city's Leader or other Royalty such as a religious Leader.
The Blueish stones were smoother and more care was taken in their placement, and was obviously a decorative motif. It is unknown whether there was religious or other importance connected to the blue stones.