7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

7 Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

Originally, the pyramids of Egypt were covered with a shining reflective layer made from polished white limestone. This would have made them a truly dazzling sight and thus an appropriate symbol of the grandeur of the pharaohs (or, as some experts claim, large solar batteries). They would have been visible from the mountains of Israel or even from space. Unfortunately, this outer layer of stones was destroyed by a powerful earthquake which occurred in 1301. It may possibly have also been used to restore buildings in Cairo after the city was destroyed by the Arabs in the 12th century in an attempt to avoid it falling into the hands of the Crusaders.

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  • 7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments

    7Intriguing Stories Behind World-Famous Monuments