Montezuma Castle

I never heard of Montezuma Castle National Monument before arrival in the area. Theodore Roosevelt preserved this amazing slice of history over 100 years ago by creating the Monument. The Monument preserves a 20 room dwelling built in the side of the limestome cliff. Built and used between AD 1100 and 1400, up to 50 residents accessed it using a ladder system. It was then abandon for unknown reasons.

I took this photograph last Friday at Montezuma Castle National Monument near Camp Verde, Arizona. I used a Nikon Z5 camera using a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 S lens (1/320 sec at ƒ/10, ISO 100, 24mm). I edited the image in Adobe Lightroom.