Monthly Archives: July 2011

Today’s Photo: Mask in Grand Gulch

This handsome fellow is tucked away in an alcove, in a small tributary to Grand Gulch, San Juan County, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: Flavian Amphitheater in Rome (The Colosseum)

Building on the site of the Emperor Nero’s private lake, the construction of the Amphitheatrum Flavium (Flavian Amphitheater) was begun in 72 AD by the Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, and was completed 8 years later by his successor, … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Hand print in Butler Wash

Handprint Hand-print located in “Ballroom Cave”, Butler Wash, San Juan County, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: Arch of Gallienus

Located on Rome’s Esquiline Hill, on the site of the Porta Esquilina, the Arch of Gallienus was commissioned in 262 AD by Marcus Aurelius Victor in honor of the Emperor Gallienus.  Originally consisting of three arches, only one survives today.

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Today’s Photo: Late Archaic Projectile Point on Comb Ridge

A corner notched, expanded stem projectile point found near the crest of Comb Ridge, San Juan County, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: Circular granary in Canyonlands National Park

One of the ancient structures located in the Salt Creek Archaeological District, in Canyonlands National Park.

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Granaries in Lower Grand Gulch, Utah

A pair of granaries above the trail in the Grand Gulch Primitive Area, in San Juan County, Utah.

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A Quick Look at Mesa Verde National Park

Managed by the National Park Service, Mesa Verde is situated on top of Chapin Mesa in southwest Colorado, just thirty miles from Cortez on Hwy 160. The road to the park, and all interior roads open to the public, are … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Masonry Detail – Peñasco Blanco Great House

Located on the northern tip of West Mesa, overlooking the confluence of Escavada Wash and Chaco Wash, Peñasco Blanco is one of the oldest Great Houses in Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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Today’s Photo: Bighorn Sheep Petroglyphs Near Moab, UT

This petroglyph panel is located on the way to Dead Horse Point, and Canyonlands National Park, along Highway 313, north of Moab, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: The “Supernova” pictograph in Chaco Canyon

The “Supernova” Panel Painted on the roof of a small, overhanging shelf below the rim of West Mesa, the “Supernova” pictograph panel can be seen along the trail to Peñasco Blanco.  It is believed to depict the Crab Nebula supernova … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Pons Aemilius, The Ponte Rotto, Rome

  Located immediately downstream from Tiber Island, the Ponte Rotto (Broken Bridge) was originally erected during the 3rd century BC.  The bridge was likely constructed as part of the Via Aurelia, the road to Etruria.  The visible remains seen today … Continue reading

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