It is said that ancient architecture is the greatest protection in the world. It not only leaves us fascinated by its beauty but also gives us a peek inside the era in which it was built. And we cannot ignore the fact that it is very difficult to build such structures nowadays with the same strength and interesting details. While many of you may be familiar with the world’s greatest wonders, there are some unique facts that you may not know.
Great Wall of China
The largest wall in the world is more than 20,000 km long. The construction of the wall began in the third century BC and continued until the seventeenth century AD by various Chinese empires for defensive purposes. The wall extends from eastern Shanhaiguan in Hebei Province to Jiayuguan in Gansu Province to the west. In modern times, if the wall were built today, it could cost more than $350 billion.
The Taj Mahal is a memoir about Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal. We all know the story behind the white Sang Marar monument. But did you know that the outer columns surrounding the apartment building are not straight but tilted outward? Yes, work has been done to prevent damage to the central structure in the event of a natural disaster. It took about 300 years to build the enchanting monument. If it were built today, its price could reach $110 million.
The statue of Jesus Christ is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 30-meter-high statue is a symbol of Christianity in the country. It stands tall on Mount Corvovado in Tijuca National Park. The Art Deco statue of Jesus was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa, Carlos Oswald and Paul Landowski and is covered with some six million tiles.
Great Pyramid of Giza
The Egyptian pyramids are among the country’s most famous attractions. It is said that the Great Pyramid of Giza held the title of largest man-made structure for nearly 4,000 years. If we look at the architectural marvel and find a cost for it in today’s time, the limestone and construction cost would be above a billion dollars.
The Panama Canal is one of the largest canals in the world. Completed in 1913, with an expansion in 2016, the canal stretches for 51 miles and connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It could cost up to $9 billion if it is contemplated to build it in 2022.
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