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Ruins of Paquimé

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico.

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The ruins of Paquime, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua are one of few places in the world that have not been entirely undressed by science. Archaeologists still debate what powers, if any Paquime had in the region, and if so, who was behind it? Various infrastructural eccentricities in the ruins such as the T-shaped doorways, deemed utterly impractical by our standards have not yet been found to have any specific purpose. The curvy, sprawling remains of the buildings, painstakingly constructed by hand from mud once covered an area of 100 acres. Swathes of Paquime pocked jungle are still waiting to be explored by more than the baking Mexican sun, refusing to explain themselves entirely.

Written by  Alex Allen.

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'Paquimé, Casas Grandes, which reached its apogee in the 14th and 15th centuries, played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the Pueblo culture of the south-western United States and northern Mexico and the more advanced civilizations of M… Read more...

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