Wednesday, May 17, 2017

USA ~ Bandelier National Monument - Tyonyi Ruins - New Mexico ~

... Beautiful nostalgic graphic poster postcard by "Lantern Press Original Poster"... this amazing volcanic landscape is among the most beautiful places containing some of the most unusual and interesting ancient ruins in the Southwest... Bandalier National Monument  isn’t officially a National Park, but the National Park Service manages it (so I will put it under NPツ)...  postmarked with the postal cancellations from the post offices in or nearest to the park sites, what makes it even more special...Big Thanks Andrene!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

Bandelier National Monument is an archaeological area and scenic wilderness of the Pajarito Plateau in New Mexico. Established in 1916, it occupies an area of 53 square miles (137 square km). The monument contains many ruins of cliff and open pueblos (villages) of pre-Columbian Indians, mostly from the 13th century.

One site of archaeological interest in the canyon is Tyuonyi  pueblo and nearby building sites, such as Long House. Tyuonyi is a circular pueblo site that once stood 1-3 stories tall. These sites date from the Pueblo III Era (1150 to 1350) to the Pueblo IV Era (1350 to 1600).

Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.


"The Moon" Global Forever stamp
 (Issued 22-02-2016)

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