Monday, 18 June 2007

Puneyn buildings 10a: the interior and exterior of this ruined building are indistinguishable, apart from the fact that the walls enclosing the interior are still standing (and possibly that the interior is higher and more stoney because of fallen-in material); at the near side, the build-up of soil is almost at the lip of the standing wall and will soon run over and begin to bury it.

The home between the ruins visible in Puneyn buildings 10 and 10b displays the wooden-framed, earth/turf roof that would have once spanned the tops of both ruins and that would have quickly transformed into grassland. It is only the stone walls that maintain the building's identity, so when they are destroyed completely, as they are elsewhere, it may easily become impossible to identify places where whole villages once stood.

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