The Greatest Architecture Of The Middle Ages   Leave a comment

Colosseum

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The mother of all sports stadiums, the Colosseum in Rome was built between 72 and 80 AD. At its height, the amphitheatre could seat up to 50,000 spectators, who enjoyed various public spectacles including the infamous gladiator fights, animal hunts, executions and dramas.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa 

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Located in Pisa, Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is an amazing medieval architecture that was constructed in three stages across 177 years. The ground floor began construction in 1173. Nevertheless, in 1178 the tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the second floor due to unstable soil. Construction was halted to let the soil set before completion.

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Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

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The Porcelain Tower is a historical site located on the south bank of the Yangtze in Nanjing, China that was constructed during the Ming Dynasty. Unfortunately, it was mostly destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion in the 19th century.

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Taj Mahal

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Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is a stunning white marble mausoleum. It was erected in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz, and is considered the greatest symbol of love in history. The stunning sandstone building boasts domes and vaults worked with incised painting to create geometric forms. The exterior is decorated with paint, stucco, stone inlays and carvings as well as calligraphy.

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Cairo Citadel

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The Cairo Citadel is a medieval marvel located on Mokattam Hill in Cairo. The stunning display was sanctioned by the Ayyubid ruler, Salah al-Din and was completed between 1183-1184. The fortress was built to keep out the Crusaders and to protect the old city of Cairo.

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Posted August 14, 2013 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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