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"Sky City": American pueblo built on 112m sandstone mesa

2010-01-28 03:04:40 GMT2010-01-28 11:04:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2010 shows a general view of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, the United States. Acoma Pueblo, also known as "Sky City", is a Native American pueblo built on top of a 367-foot (112 meters) sandstone mesa in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is believed to be built in the 12th century, and regarded as one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. People are living in the adobe houses, which have no electricity and water. (Xinhua/Gu Xinrong)

Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2010 shows the Pueblo's mission church, San Esteban del Rey, built from 1629 to 1640 with all building materials hand carried or hauled up the steep slopes of the mesa, in Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, the United States. (Xinhua/Gu Xinrong)

Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2010 shows a Christmas decoration on the door of an Indian house in Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, the United States. (Xinhua/Gu Xinrong)

Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2010 shows the Pueblo's mission church, San Esteban del Rey, built from 1629 to 1640 with all building materials hand carried or hauled up the steep slopes of the mesa, in Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, the United States. (Xinhua/Gu Xinrong)

A native American Indian man walks in Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, the United States, Jan. 25, 2010. (Xinhua/Gu Xinrong)

Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2010 shows a general view of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, the United States.

Acoma Pueblo, also known as "Sky City", is a Native American pueblo built on top of a 367-foot (112 meters) sandstone mesa in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

It is believed to be built in the 12th century, and regarded as one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. People are living in the adobe houses, which have no electricity and water.

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