Montezuma Castle Structure

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Gazing up 900 feet of the sheer limestone cliff, I am looking at one of the oldest apartment buildings, Montezuma’s Castle, just 52 miles north of Prescott, Arizona. The five stories, 20-room structure once housed the prehistoric Sinagua Indians. Furthermore, the rooms created for living, storage, and ceremonies, provided places for the skilled artisans to fashion stone tools like axes, knives, and awls. In addition to needles, for creating cotton garments. Moreover, the residents made a highly polished red-brown pottery used for cooking, and storage. Passing soldiers, who first saw the ruin, thought it belonged to the Aztec Emperor Montezuma, and misnamed it. Conversely, the name Montezuma’s Castle has stuck with the structure. The castle
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