ICOMOS 2015 expert mission in the framework of the World Heritage nominations for the year 2016 - Ceremonial Centres of the Early Micronesian States: Nan Madol and Lelu: Archaeological remains
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Columnar Construction on Nandowas.
"Our final stop is Nandowas, by far the most elaborate building. It’s the royal mortuary, with two sets of 25-foot-high walls whose gracefully up-swept corners cover an area greater than a football field. One cornerstone is estimated to weigh 50 tons. I step down into the moss-encrusted tomb. Eight columns form the basis of a roof that lets in shards of sunlight. I’m glad I’m not alone. The bodies of kings were placed here and later buried elsewhere."
(Source: Smithsonian Magazine)