|UNESCO #353 - Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon - NM - USA|
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon - NM - USA - UNESCO #353
Deep in the state of New Mexico, the remote Chaco Canyon is the location of the ruins of Pueblo Bonito, dated more than 500 years before the date that Columbus reached the American Continent. Spreading over 34 km2, the remains of the four stories high construction that held more than 800 rooms and 32 round ceremonial chambers, it's a important proof of the evolution state of those people and one of the 10 sites of this UNESCO WHS. Thank you so much Sam, I really like this card and slowly I'm gathering all the USA entries on the UNESCO list (only 4 remaining). The global math now is in 419 down, 588 to go. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
For over 2,000 years, Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States. Chaco Canyon, a major centre of ancestral Pueblo culture between 850 and 1250, was a focus for ceremonials, trade and political activity for the prehistoric Four Corners area. Chaco is remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings and its distinctive architecture – it has an ancient urban ceremonial centre that is unlike anything constructed before or since. In addition to the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, the World Heritage property includes the Aztec Ruins National Monument and several smaller Chaco sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management.