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Construction has a long tradition of thousands of years. To become immortal in history, Kings asked their architect to construct huge buildings. Pyramids were build to bury Faroha king around 5000 years ago. Height of the pyramid is approximately 300 feet and was built with 5-6 feet rectangular stones. Those architects showed their skill of building such huge, accurate construction. Pyramids are one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

In India, Kailash temple at Ellora (Dist Aurangabad) is built from huge stones in 7th – 13th centuries. It is the largest and most magnificent rock-cut temple in the world and is considered one of the wonders of India. 3 million cubic feet of rock was chiseled away to complete the temple buildings, life-size elephants, and sculptures. It is estimated that to carve the Kailash Temple, 200,000 tons of rock had to be removed by thousands of workers for over 150 years. Archaeologists estimate it took thousands of skilled stone cutters seven to eight generations to construct this temple. Kailash temple is 81m long, 47m wide, and 33m high.

In recent history, Tajmahal was built by Shahjahan in the memory of his wife. Human being always expresses his creativity and skill through the construction of that time.

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