Great Kiva (reconstructed interior) from a commercial postcard. "The interior view of the Great Kiva at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec. New Mexico. After excavation this Great Kiva was accurately reconstructed in 1934, on orginal outlines and foundations, by Dr. Earl Halsted Morris."
Great Kiva (reconstructed) from a commercial postcard. "The Great Kivas are considered to be a specialized type of kiva developed right along with lesser kivas and are not an outgrowth of the later. The Aztec Ruins are some of the best preserved of the ancient ruins of the Indians. The Great Kiva was reconstructed in 1934 of the orginal outlines and foundations."
west wall greenband from a commercial postcard. "View of the west wall of large ruin. The band of dark sandstone which is built into the wall (largely reconstructed in this long section) may have been for decoration. These ruins are extensive and well preserved and give to the visitor a glimpse into the past."
plastered wall with wall paintings from a commercial postcard. "Plastered and painted section of the wall of a room, at Aztec Ruins national Monument, Aztec, New Mexico. Many of the rooms were similarly decorated."
aerial view from a commercial postcard. "Established as a National Monument in 1923, the ruins orginally contained at least 500 rooms, which housed about 800 Indians. The homew were constructed by stone-age people in the early part of the 12th century."