These ancient stone sculptures are testimony as to how talented and gifted our ancestors must have been when it came to architecture. The amazingly carved out and well-shaped stones not only manifest rich civilisations but their aesthetic senses as well.

It is amazing to even think how these pieces of marvel etched out of stones would have been built in the absence of the modern equipment. Most of the architectures were built during the BC (Before Christ) era, yet they present themselves as though they are immortal, having braved numerous natural calamities across centuries.

Historians, as well as the common people, agree that the sculptures built around the BC era, and even up till the Medieval Period were richer than the structures of the Modern Age.

Here, we list few stone structures that have not only stood the tests of time but are also regarded as the man-made wonders:

The Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Egypt: The incredible stone is known for its gigantic size. Measuring around 120-feet (42m), this stone is weighing over 1,168 tons. It was built by Hatshepsut, the fifth Pharaoh (Egyptian ruler) of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt somewhere around 1400 BC.

Ba'albek, Lebanon:  Popularly known as 'The Stone of the South’, it weighs around 1158 tons. The Ba'albek is part of the Holy Temple of the Sun at Ba'albek. It was built around late 2nd or early 3rd century AD.

The Ramesseum, Egypt
: The Ramesseum, a memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II, was built around 1300 BC. It is also known as the House of Millions of years of Usermaatra-setepenra. 19 metre high, the Ramesseum stone weighs around 1000 tons.

Solomon's Temple, Israel:
Weighing between 500 and 600 tons, the holy stone is part of the Solomon's Temple. It is also known as the First Temple in ancient Jerusalem. The sculpture was built around 587 BC.

The Stellae of Axum, Ethiopia: The Stellae of Axum is a tower-like stone. It was built in 300 AC. Weighing 160 tonnes, the Obelisk of Axum stands 24-metre tall.

Source: ancient-wisdom

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