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Interesting hypothesis: the aesthetic of Incan stone work was inspired by corn. “The layout of Machu Picchu mirrors the shape of a corn cob, with its terraces resembling the kernels of corn.”

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Michael Miller

This really seems like an AI generated article. The author has no information in the About and there are no citations or references to authoritative sources for the article.
On its face it seems highly reductive, almost offensively so.
Obviously, maize was important but the basis for their architecture? I'm going to need something from an identified architecture expert with credible sources or primary research. Smells like AI to me.

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