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7 Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

History  •  14 Aug, 2023  •  1,21,211 Views  •  ⭐ 1.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia

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The Middle East, a cradle of ancient civilizations, has been the birthplace of some of the world's most incredible architectural marvels. From the dawn of human history to modern times, this region has been a hub of innovation, culture, and breathtaking structures. In this blog, we’ll journey through seven architectural wonders of the Middle East that stand testament to the region's rich heritage.


The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx: Facts about the ancient Egyptian monuments  | Live Science
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Arguably the most iconic structures in the world, the Pyramids of Giza were built over 4,500 years ago as tombs for the Pharaohs. The Great Pyramid, the largest of the three, was originally 146.6 meters tall. Not only are these pyramids architectural and engineering marvels, but they also remain the last of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Petra, Jordan

Petra | History, Map, Location, Images, & Facts | Britannica
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Carved directly into vibrant red, pink, and white sandstone cliffs, Petra, also known as the 'Rose City', was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. The most iconic structure, Al-Khazneh or 'The Treasury', appears dramatically at the end of a narrow canyon and stands as a testament to the ingenuity of its builders.



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The Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq

Ur | Mesopotamia, Map, Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica
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Dating back to the 21st century BCE, the Ziggurat of Ur was a step pyramid built in ancient Mesopotamia. Originally constructed to honour the moon god, Nanna, this structure was part of a temple complex. Though only its foundation remains today, the ziggurat is a powerful symbol of the architectural prowess of the Sumerians.

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