Aztec Ruins National Monument

Description: 

The Aztec Ruin National monument is actually a well-preserved example of Pueblo architecture in New Mexico. Early white explorer mistakenly identified the building as traces of Maxican Aztec culture, instead fo the Puebloan people. 

 

LocationMem: 
New Mexico
Institution: 
Aztec
Official/Unofficial: 
Government Memorial
Group Acknowledged: 
Ancestral Pueblo Society
Historical Subject: 

Ancestral Puebloan ruins. 

Physical Aspects: 

The site is a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House with over 400 masonry rooms. It still has the original timber holding up the roof, T-shaped doorways, and intact ancestal Pueblo rooms. The site also has a reconstructed Great Kiva and in total is about a half-mile walk through the ruins.

 

 

 

Date of Dedication: 
1923
Place Location: 
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