7 Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

The Colosseum, Italy

7 Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

The famous Colosseum was built in the 1st century AD, and more than a thousand years later this magnificent work of architecture from the ancient world has more or less retained its original appearance. In the middle of the 14th century, a powerful earthquake in Rome caused it to partly collapse, especially on its southern side. After this, the Colosseum began to be seen as a source of building materials for new structures. Despite these unfortunate trials, however, it is still a marvel of the architectural world.

The India Tower

7 Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments
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The India Tower was an extremely tall skyscraper due to be built in the city of Mumbai. It was envisioned that it would be the second tallest building on earth after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (UAE). Even Georgio Armani worked on the interior designs. But in 2011, construction was halted.

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