Peru - Machu Picchu Stonework

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(click to enlarge) The Inca stonework at Machu Picchu is amazing - among the best the world has ever seen.

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(click to enlarge) Up close, the best of the stonework, found in the districts where the nobles lived and sacred rites were carried out, is incredibly tight and fine. Large walls and buildings are built of stones without mortar --- which actually makes them more earthquake-resistant.

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