Though we have seen a lot of awesome and unique modern architectural design, architectural skills apparently have been an item for the past millenniums and some of them are still standing as a living proof so to speak. We bring you the 7 most magnificent architectural wonders of the ancient world.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The tower is 55.86 metres high on the low side and 56.67 metres on the high side. It used to lean on a 5.5 degrees angle but after restoration, it now only leans at a 3.99 degrees angle.
Great Pyramid of Giza
Believed to be constructed around 2580–2560 BC (4th dynasty), it is still a majestic wonder how humans are able to arrange these huge rocks that weigh several tons the way they did. The Great Pyramid of Egypt is a complex of several pyramids, These are Menkaure, Mykerinos,, Khafre, Chephren and Chufu Cheops respectively.
Designated as one of UNESCO World Heritage. Archeologists believe the structure was built approximately in 3150 BC throughout 3 phases of construction: Ġgantija phase (3600–3200 BC), Saflieni phase (3300–3000 BC) & Tarxien phase (3150–2500 BC)
Mausoleum of Taj Mahal
Taj Majal which means Crown of the Palace was originally created as a sign of ruler’s true love for his favorite wife. It is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and tagged “The Jewel of Muslim Art”.
Believed to be a burial ground as archeologists discovered deposits of human bones. These bones, based on carbon deposits could easily date back from 3000 BC up until 500 years after.
Although the final design shows Buddhist, it is believed that the structure was otherwise as experts found more indigenous Javanese in the foundation.
Originally named “ The City of Brightness” or Abha Nagri but was changed due to frequent mispronunciation of the name.