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The walls, which are between two and five metres thick, 100 metres high, 400 metres east to west and 350 metres north to south, were built to withstand earthquakes by pouring in molten copper. During the construction of the walls (from rammed earth, wood and stone), no steel frames were used, not were nails used in the woodwork. So much earth was used in its construction that the pit that resulted from its creation was filled with water and became a lake. Although built to withstand earthquakes, the construction was not lightning-proof and was damaged during a storm during Lanadama?s reign.

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  • Written Oct 29, 2005
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