Ruins that Talk
One thing that makes this magnet souvenir from United States special is that the image that it features looks like it belongs to a big tourism poster. There is just so much included, and most of the photograph is of human stone built structures. You just know that there is a story behind it that is just waiting to be told. This does not mean that you can't simply admire it for what it appears. After all, the use of space is very visually stimulating and creates this human ambiance that speaks to our intellect and desire for refinement.
If you visited these particular ruins, you are also sure to look at this magnet fondly with memories of touring around and exploring on your own or with loved ones. This rings particularly true as photograph is of a very wide shot.
It's All About the Aztecs
An interesting chapter of the history of New Mexico is kept in the Aztec Ruins National Monument. They reveal the Aztec presence in this territory way before the arrival of the Europeans. These ruins date from the Eleventh century and they have been linked to the Anasazi, an ancestral Pueblo community.
Two centuries later, this group moved East to the Rio Grande Valley. Researchers explained this massive migration as a consequence of lack of rains and scarce subterranean water which made agriculture impossible. No other community lived in this village and so the buildings were soon damaged by the climate conditions. This site was declared a national monument in 1923. This is a great travel souvenir to take back home.