Gorgeous color images document a national treasure -- Bandelier National Monument. This amazing site has drawn archeologists for over a century, in search of the history behind the mysteriously deserted cliff dwellings of a once thriving community. This book is the next best thing to an actual visit to the ancestral homes in Frijoles Canyon near Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the perfect souvenir for anyone fortunate enough to have made the journey. The fabulous photographs depict sights that are distinctly Bandelier: amazingly preserved cliff dwellings, uncovered archeological treasure, and abundant natural beauty amidst unique volcanic formations. A researched history of the site sheds light on this unique treasure.