Montezuma Castle National Monument. This cave dwelling, attributed to the Sinagua people, seems to have been built in the 13th century, about the time the French were building Notre Dame Cathedral. But by 1425, the Sinagua had vanished, and scientists are still trying to sort that out. Near Camp Verde, AZ....North of Phoenix.
Montezuma Castle National Monument, near Camp Verde, Arizona ... One of my very favorite places in Arizona which is filled with many places that I love dearly. This spot has the power to take me to that time and place when the people wandered and lived here. I can feel them ... I feel as I have been one of them. The peace that fills me is like no other.
Montezuma Castle, Arizona, United States of America. Constructed by Pre-Columbian Sinagua people, northern cousins of the Hohokam, around 700 AD. The structure is about five stories and contains 20 rooms. Another part of the cliff bears the marks of an even larger dwelling that has not survived. The Aztec Montezuma the II had nothing to do the structure that was abandoned 100yrs before his birth.