Supalee Dalai

Ancient architectural structures not only provide a glimpse into the life of our ancestors but also showcase the brilliance of artists and engineering knowledge of those times.

Here is the list of the top 7 architectural wonders of the past that could very well be impossible to remake.

Kailash Temple, India

Spreading across 2 kilometres with a height of 32 meters, this temple was made by cutting a single rock from top to bottom with the superior carving skills of ancient artists, which makes it quite difficult to make again.

Kailash Temple, IndiaKailash Temple, India

The Great Wall of China

Built around the 7th century, this colossal structure required 100 million cubic metres of stones and bricks. To replicate this giant structure you not only need massive amounts of materials but also skilled labourers who can work through the challenging terrains where the wall is situated.

The Great Wall of ChinaThe Great Wall of China

Sacsayhuamán, Peru

The walls of this citadel are built with stones weighing up to 200 tons which are fitted together with minute precision with less than a millimetre gap, making it a wonder that modern science & engineering might fail to explain.

Sacsayhuamán, PeruSacsayhuamán, Peru

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Building a Pyramid would require 2.3 million limestone blocks each weighing 2.5 to 15 tons which would necessitate a massive workforce. Also, the replication techniques are lost to time, making the re-make mission challenging. 

Great Pyramid of Giza, EgyptGreat Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Built in the early 12th century, this structure was made using five million tons of sandstone that were transported from a quarry 50 km away. Building this again would not only require to transport such massive stones but also skilled artisans to match the original wonder.

Angkor Wat, CambodiaAngkor Wat, Cambodia

Carnac stones, France

It contains more than 3000 pre-historic standing stones spreading across 4 km. To make this again you need knowledge of precisely placing these giant structures weighing 300 tons that are now lost.

Carnac stones, FranceCarnac stones, France

The Colosseum, Italy

This structure was built using 1 lakh cubic meters of travertine stones that were transported from quarries that are 25 km away. To build this again you need massive material and the ancient Roman knowledge that are lost in time.

The Colosseum, Italy
The Colosseum, Italy