These 12 Unbelievable Ruins In Arizona Will Transport You To The Past
While Indiana Jones was a bit sketchy in his work as an archaeologist—he did, after all, regularly steal and destroy ancient artifacts and sites—there is no doubt that he made an otherwise mundane profession seem exciting. If somewhere inside you is an Indiana Jones wanting to explore ancient sites, here are a few Arizona ruins to get you started. However, unlike Indy, be sure to exercise caution and respect for the people who once inhabited these areas: Stay on designated paths and do not take anything from the area.
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There are plenty more ruins found around the state but these few will give you an idea of what you can find. Have you visited any of these locations? Let us know what you thought or which one you would like to see in the future.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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