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Fundamental Investigation Concerning Restoration Of Ruins Of Machu Picchu: Discussions On Seismological Aspects

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010111

Volume

55

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

1,117 kb

Author(s)

M. Fujisawa & K. Sudo

Abstract

Machu Picchu is arguably the most famous ruins of the Incaic Empire. It is located northwest of Cuzco City, the former capital of the Incaic Empire, and southwest of Lima, the present capital of the Republic of Peru. This paper summarizes and discusses the results of site investigations, including seismological surveys. The site is being investigated by a Japanese mission comprised of experts from the fields of archeology, city planning, structural engineering, seismic engineering, seismology, geology and soil engineering. The results of the site investigations suggest the following; 1. There are two types of earthquakes that could inflict damage on Machu Picchu. The first type would originate from a wide, seismically active

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