Truth behind great engineering marvels of the world :


Posted by-Kalki Team



We certainly do wonder how some of the incredible sites in the world were ever made. Especially, when technology was not that advanced back then. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind most epic engineering marvels of the world.

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt...

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built to hold just three burial chambers, but required a workforce of around 30,000. Contrary to the popular belief that those were built by slaves, analyses of the living arrangements, bread-making technology, animal remains and ancient graffiti suggest the workers were skilled laborers.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India...

This is no secret that Mughal ruler Shah Jahan ordered the hands of the Taj Mahal builders to be chopped off after it was completed to prevent him from building anything so beautiful again. But there is no written evidence that supports this story. To make the Taj Mahal appear perfectly straight from ground level, the architect designed the minarets to slant slightly outward. Its structure also ensures that in the event of an earthquake they would fall away from the mausoleum`s precious dome.

Moai, Easter Island, Polynesia...

Moais have been blamed for the demise of the Easter islanders. Transporting logs while building these ancient statues would have devastated forests and without trees the soil would have washed away, causing failed harvests, famine, war and cannibalism. In contrary to this theory, the satellite images of Easter Island ancient statues taken in 2005, show dirt tracks radiating from the quarry where these mysterious 10m tall statues were carved. It was predicted that after attaching ropes to the head of the moai, small teams could have moved the statues by walking them along.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE...

The Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world that stands at 828m and is 2.5 times higher than the Eiffel Tower. This scraper is designed with a buttressed core employing three wings set at 120 degrees to each other, anchored around a central hub. Each wing supports the others, so when the wind blows on two of the wings, the third resists the force.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France...

Monsieur Eiffel himself was the first to climb the tower`s 1710 steps to the summit. During WWII, the Eiffel Tower served as a useful radio antenna from which the Germans sent coded signals to their forces. Today, 50 tons of paint is used to resurface the tower every seven years.

Machu Picchu, Peru...

The ancient city of Machu Picchu was build lived in and deserted in fewer than 100 years then lost to civilization for centuries. During construction, the Inca didn`t use wheels to transport the blocks, instead they hauled them up the slopes by hand as protrusions have been found on a few stones. Ingenious engineering solutions were used to counteract earthquakes.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia...

Angkor Wat took more than 300,000 workers and just 35 years to build. Angkor Wat is believed to be the largest religious complex in the world. There are more than 3000 seductive nymphs carved on the temple walls and has one of 37 different hairstyles.



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