@tan
Local people: what, that? Yeah we've known that was there since always. It's right over there. Have fun.
Some rich white dude:
Some rich white dude: ᶦ ᵈᶦˢᶜᵒᵛᵉʳᵉᵈ ᵗʰᶦˢ

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@packbat Thanks for both the captions and wiki excerpt!

@tan
And here I was thinking ms and mr smith discovered the sight in 2015 on their holidays

@tan "Discovered" by western people, while the local population knew about it for a while.

@tan well to be fair it is a little out of the way :P
@tan o lol or is it that he got credit for finding somethn already found i guess

@phildobangnz yeah! There's a wiki excerpt by someone in the replies of the toot and like, there was someone living there and farming on the terrace things already lmao

@tan
Some day writers will realize that discover =\= "made aware of"

@tan

According to the mainstream economical explanation:

Added value. These were only ruins of no value until Mr. Bingham "introduced them" to the western market. Now they are attractions.

Example: A Western PR intern earns more than a worker at the luxury automobile plant in the East. It is said because the intern adds more value to the product with fetching coffee than the worker with welding. 👨‍🏭💸👩‍💼

Is the added value hypothesis incorrect? I don't think so. Merely overly simplistic.

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