10 Most Magnificent Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

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 10 most magnificent architectural wonders of the ancient world.

 

1. Great Wall of China

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

China

The famous wall measures a total of 21,196 kilometer long, it was built piece by piece to serve as a means of protection. The Chinese Empire needed it to protect them from European Nomads who used to invade and raid their territory.

2. Megalithic Temples

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Malta

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)

3. Great Pyramid of Giza  

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Egypt

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.

4. Leaning Tower of Pisa

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Italy

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.

5. Mausoleum of Taj Mahal 

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient WorldAgra, India

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”.

6. Sultan Ahmed Mosque 

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Istanbul, Turkey

Also popularly known as the Blue Mosque. This structure is believed to be constructed between 1609 and 1616.

7. Palace of Alhambra

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Spain

Truly should be among the Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World, Alhambra not only features a great structure from the outside, it even boasts of an awesome interior design.

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World
8. Stonehenge

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Salisbury, England

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.

9. Borobudur  

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

Central Java, Indonesia

Although the final design shows Buddhist, it is believed that the structure was otherwise as experts found more indigenous Javanese in the foundation.

10. Chand Baori   

 Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

India

Originally named “ The City of Brightness” or Abha Nagri but was changed due to frequent mispronunciation of the name.

Related Articles

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Thanks , I have recently been searching for info approximately this subject for a long time and yours is the best I’ve discovered till now.
    However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you sure in regards to the supply?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!