Flagstaff, AZ – June 2005 – Wupatki Ruins

Wupatki National Monument is a collection of Native ruins located very close to Sunset Crater, just north of Flagstaff. There are a number of buildings on the site, which is situated in the middle of the desert.

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Estimated to have been built around 500 AD, Wupatki translates to Tall House in Hopi. The building had over 100 rooms.

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The walls were built out of Moenkopu sandstone blocks, which give the pueblo it’s red color. Amazingly many of the original walls are still standing.

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