Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle is neither a castle nor was ever occupied by the famous Aztec emperor, but is a cliff dwelling in central Arizona that was built by Sinagua Indians.  It is now the main feature of its namesake National Monument.  The dwelling occupies a recess within the cliff.  The modern ladders, I would think, are used by park workers.

This shot is from a slightly different angle.

This pic shows more of the right side of the dwelling, and just a bit of the sky above the cliff.

This small cave is in a lower part of the cliff.

At the bottom of the cliff is another structure, known as Castle A.

For more on Montezuma Castle, go here and here.  For more on the Sinagua, go here.

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