Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mesa Verde National Park - CO - USA - UNESCO #27

This card came from Colorado USA and was sent by Debbie - thanks a lot! Mesa Verde is an UNESCO site I read about many years ago and always looked at with some mystery and awe - it was the homeplace of the Anasazi tribe for more than 900 years and suddenly in the early 14th century (long before European colonization) they simple disapeared... why? Well, maybe the truth is out there! The "Green Table" rises my count to 44 sites, only 918 to go. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #27 - Mesa Verde National Park - COLORADO - USA
  
A great concentration of ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings, built from the 6th to the 12th century, can be found on the Mesa Verde plateau in south-west Colorado at an altitude of more than 2,600 m. Some 4,400 sites have been recorded, including villages built on the Mesa top. There are also imposing cliff dwellings, built of stone and comprising more than 100 rooms.



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