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    Secret Towers Of The Himalayas

    The Himalayan Towers are a series of stone towers located mostly in Tibet. Carbon dating shows they were built approximately 500 to 1,100 years ago. Since they are generally located in prosperous villages, it is believed that their primary function was as a demonstration of a family's prestige within the community. For strength, many of the towers use a star pattern of walls as opposed to a strictly rectangular method. Heights can exceed 60m. For more information see the work of Frederique Darragon.

    https://youtu.be/LAr20-YOFgw

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    Re: Secret Towers Of The Himalayas

    A very interesting video, and one wonders if there stones relied on friction to 'stay put' rather than a cement of some sort.

    Bearing in mind the area is part of a geological fault. the towers have done well to be still standing.

    Thanks for the link Alastair

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    Re: Secret Towers Of The Himalayas

    Given the destruction in the Nepal earthquake they might learn something by looking at how these towers were built Ranald.

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