Lost Wonders of the Past: Explore the Most Amazing Ancient Archaeological Marvels of the World

By Anurag kataria

2570 BC

Great Pyramid of Giza

one of the greatest mysteries in the world; It is difficult to explain how the ancient Egyptians constructed these structures with perfect alignment. About 2.3 million limestone, granite, and mortar blocks make up the pyramid.

438 BC

The Parthenon, Greece

The Parthenon is regarded as the pinnacle of Greek art, and its construction is quite impressive. Its stones were all carried and arranged by hand. The temple appears to be straighter than it actually is due to its tall, tapered columns!

40–60 AD

Pont Du Gard, Rome

a wonderful illustration of ancient engineering; The tallest Roman aqueduct, Pont Du Gard, was built to bring water from 50 kilometers away into the Roman Colony. The fact that the system worked solely on gravity is impressive!

1st Century AD

Al-Khazneh, Petra

This is one of the world's most ornate structures, carved into rose-colored stone. The Greek-style architecture is reflected in the intricate sandstone work. According to legend, the Egyptian pharaoh built it to keep his treasures safe.

803 AD

Leshan Giant Buddha, China

This is the largest pre-modern statue, built entirely by hand. It is carved out of a cliff face of red bed sandstones from the Cretaceous and has a height of 71 meters. According to legend, the statue was erected to calm the turbulent waters, which frequently resulted in shipwrecks. Shockingly, it really worked!

10th Century AD

Chand Baori, Rajasthan

built by King Chanda to alleviate the drought in his kingdom. It is 13 stories tall, has 3500 perfectly leveled steps, and is dug into a V-shape 100 feet below the surface. It is still unknown how this architectural feat was accomplished at the time.

1450 AD

Machu Picchu, Peru

The famous Inca city that was lost, built entirely of dry stone walls. It is known for its stone foundations to dance during a seismic event before falling back into place. It is built on two fault lines. The town is prevented from falling apart by the exceptional engineering on top.

8th–12th Century AD

El Castillo, Mexico

A pyramid in the center of the largest Mayan city, Chichen Itza. It has four serpent heads on its sides and stands 24 meters tall. The stairs' shadow appears to be that of a slithering serpent on equinoxes. Its 365 steps represent the days of the year, and its echoes resemble the chirps of a snake.