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  • Cliff Palace

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    Constructed by Ancestral Puebloans in the 1200s, the 150-room Cliff Palace was rediscovered by Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason in 1888 and is now part of Mesa Verde National Park.
    Cliff Palace
  • Cliff Palace, 1891

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    In 1891 the Swedish scholar Gustaf Nordenskiöld conducted the first significant excavations at Cliff Palace. His work stimulated wider interest in the Mesa Verde area.
    Cliff Palace, 1891

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