Casa Malpais

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Remnants of observatory in Casa Malpais
Remnants of observatory in Casa Malpais./ Audrey, Wikimedia Commons / public domain
Abandoned Mogollan settlement with many interesting monuments. It was inhabited around 1260 – 1400 AD and contains Great Kiva and Solar Calendar – stone enclosure with an opening toward the north and two more which show the winter and summer solstice as well as equinoxes. Nearby are petroglyphs whose symbolics seem to be linked to Solar Calendar.

Location, GPS coordinates: 34.15924 N 109.28981 W
Categories: Ancient cities and towns, Abandoned cities and towns
Values: Archaeology
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Where is located? North America, United States, Arizona, Apache County, north from Springerville

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