Natural stones has always been a part of architecture of major old civilizations. Some of the greatest marvels made from natural stones are given below.
The Washington Monument
The washington monument is located in Washington DC built to commemorate George Washington. It is located beside the reflecting pool and Lincoln memorial. Its building was proposed in 1833 made from majority of limestone. It had been the tallest building in the world when it was completed.
The Colosseum is the greatest attraction of Rome, Italy. The building had been an epitome of excellence of ancient roman architecture that uses majority of travertine pavers and material in its construction. It was built and completed in 80 century AD. It is an amphitheater earlier used for public spectacles, executions and gladiatorial matches. It had the capacity of 50000 to 80000 people.
The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal marks among the 7 wonders of the world. Located in India it was built around 1648 by the mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz. It is considered to be a great example of mughal architecture. Exterior of Taj Mahal is made entirely of white marble. A lot of elements inside and around the garden is made of white marble.
The Great Pyramid
Another marvel of ancient architecture, The Great Pyramid is located in Giza, Egypt and largest of the three remaining pyramids. The building is believed to be built around 2560 BC. It is built from around 2 million blocks. Limestone is the main material used in construction of great pyramid.
Burghausen Castle located in upper Bavaria is the longest castle complex in the world. It is a fine piece of roman architecture built before 1025. It is built entirely of travertine tiles and blocks. Burghausen Castle was the residence of duke Otto I of Wittelsbachs. It is a gothic castle comprised of a main courtyard and five inner courtyard.