No Nails

Buildings constructed without the use of nails.

Connected Sites

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Ancient Kyoto Kiyomizudera: "The main hall, which together with the stage was built without the use of nails," (
KernavÄ— The original structures such as the wooden chapel, as well as the replicas in the attached Open Air Museum were built without the use of nails
Kizhi Pogost
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor Xi'an Drum Tower: "there is no iron nail used anywhere in the Tower"
Urnes Stave Church


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