Stone Walls of the Lake District – walls made without cement still standing after hundreds of years. Growth in between the stones adds beauty to the walls.
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Machu Picchu – Stonework
The central buildings of Machu Picchu use the classical Inca architectural style of polished dry-stone walls of regular shape. The Incas were masters of this technique, called ashlar, in which blocks of stone are cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Many junctions in the central city are so perfect that it is said not even a blade of grass fits between the stones.