Stephen W. Oachs Photography



"Passages"

Chaco Canyon, located in a remote region of northwestern New Mexico, is one of the largest concentrations of ancient Anasazi dwellings ever discovered.

Pueblo Bonito is an important ancestral landmark and one of the largest great house sites in the Chaco Canyon region. It was constructed over a period of 300 years, between 850 and 1200 AD, and was abandoned at the end of the 13th century. The site was constructed in a semicircular shape, with more than 600 rectangular rooms clustered and arranged on multi-story levels.

This image captures a real sense of the depth of these ancient structures, brought to life by the warm, early morning sunlight filtering through the long, time-worn corridors. It captures a doorway that reveals nearly forgotten passages into centuries past.









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