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Great jeanfrancois 2005-09-20 17:29

It is very mysterious. I wonder if it is modern concrete or... ancient civilization snd stone. Maybe extra terrestrial !
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Old 09-21-2005, 03:09 PM
JMcDowell JMcDowell is offline
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Default To jeanfrancois: paksa

The building is actually made of "paksa"- dirt mixed with water. Most all of the houses in Afghanistan are made of it. The dirt has these amazing properties that hold it together when you add water. Walls are built by piling handful-upon-handful of mud and then smoothing.
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