Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Building on Faults

Humans have built cities on a lot of wildly unsuitable sites.  But Machu Picchu is built on faults because of the unique benefits that created.  I think it's the first time I've seen practical benefits to building in such a dangerous place, based on its physics rather than external factors such as trade routes.  Fascinating.
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