Impressive Structures Through the Ages

Impressive Structures Through the Ages

History is full of strong, intricate, amazing structures that have withstood the test of time. Here are a few that were built hundreds of years ago

Pyramids at Giza

One of the seven wonders of the world, their bases spread over 13 acres, and the tallest pyramid is more than 500 feet high. Just think, the Egyptians built these pyramids more than 4,500 years ago without the help of forklifts and backhoes, and even trucks!

The Great Wall of China

This impressive structure is 5,500 miles long. Talk about a long duration project: It took 1,200 years to build it, beginning in the 6th century BC.

Brunelleschi’s Dome

This self-supporting dome on the Duomo in Florence, Italy, is considered one of the most amazing architectural and building feats of all time. It weighs more than 37,000 tons and uses more than 4 million bricks, and was designed by one of the foremost architect/engineers of the Italian Renaissance, a man with no formal training.

Stonehenge

The culture that built Stonehenge left no written records, and many myths surround its purpose and how it was constructed. Some say that it took supernatural methods to erect the stones, though others say the Neolithic Age had the technology to do so. While that debate will no doubt go on, one thing is certain: Stonehenge is an amazing structure.

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