Taken 16-Sep-06
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Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
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Dimensions2560 x 1707
Original file size2.08 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Sep-06 13:45
Date modified8-Mar-14 16:59
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON
Camera modelE5700
Focal length19.9 mm
Focal length (35mm)78 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/6.8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x
Montezuma Castle, AZ

Montezuma Castle, AZ

Montezuma Castle National Monument, located near Camp Verde, Arizona, in the Southwestern United States, features well-preserved cliff-dwellings. They were built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people, northern cousins of the Hohokam, around 700 AD. Several Hopi clans trace their roots to immigrants from the Montezuma Castle/Beaver Creek area. Clan members periodically return to their former homes for religious ceremonies. When European Americans discovered them in the 1860s, they named them for the Aztec emperor (of Mexico) Montezuma II, due to mistaken beliefs that the emperor had been connected to their construction.