Petroglyphs in New Mexico.

We left Santa Fe and stopped at the Petroglyph National Monument, close by Albuquerque. The park contains over 20,000 images pecked in stone-some recognizable  as animals, people , and crosses , others more mysterious.   Each of these rocks are alive, keeper of a message left by the ancestors.  We explored the Rinconada Canyon.

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The petroglyphs are fragile, non renewable cultural resources that, once damaged, can never be replaced. To American Indians the entire monument is a sacred landscape.

This is a short post . My next story will be about the Painted Desert. We were going back to Arizona. It was a great discovery for us. Thanks again for reading my travel story.

 

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