Caraburo pyramid

Caraburo pyramid

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Caraburo pyramid. This building stands on the site of Quito airport. It was built for surveying purposes in the eighteenth century by the French Geophysical Expedition who determined the position of the equator. Photographed at the new Quito airport, Quito, Ecuador.

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Keywords: 18th century, architecture, building, building technology, caraburo pyramid, ecuador, equator, equatorial, french geophysical expedition, geographical, geography, hut, pyramid, quito, south america, south american, survey, surveying, white

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