What Are Some Interesting Facts About Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Facts

If you’re planning a trip to the Eiffel tower, you’d better be prepared with a few interesting facts for your readers. If you’re traveling to the Eiffel tower and you’ve never seen this iconic landmark, then this post may help you. The reason why the Eiffel tower is called the tower of light is that it has this light show on top of it. When it was built in the year of 1899, it was the tallest building in the world at that time.

Eiffel Tower Facts

Eiffel Tower Facts
  1. Eiffel Tower has located in Paris France but Barcelona, Spain was the first choice for this project but after rejection from Spain, this is built in Paris.
  2. The name Eiffel Tower came from Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the tower. He had a private apartment in the tower.
  3. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel also designed interiors of the Statue of Liberty New York, U.S.A.
  4. Tower took two years to build Eiffel Tower. It was started in 1887 and completed in 1889.
  5. It is built with wrought iron with the use of 2.5 million rivets. And 60 tonnes of paint is used to paint the whole tower.
  6. Maurice Koechlin’s great-grandfather actress Kalki Koechlin was the chief engineer for the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
  7. The total weight of the tower is  10,100 tonnes and it is 1063 feet (324 meters) tall.
  8. Eiffel Tower is the second-tallest structure in France after the bridge Millau Viaduct.
  9. For 41 years it was the world’s highest man-made structure since 1889.
  10. This is just built for an exposition and not meant for permanent.
  11. In 1909 is was used as a huge radio antenna.
  12. There is a total of 1,665 steps in the Eiffel Tower. And there is a lift also installed in the Tower.
  13. There is a total of 20,000 light bulbs are installed in the tower that is lit up till 1 am.
  14. Eiffel Tower was sold two times in scrap metal by a con person called Victor Lustig.
  15. Approx 250 million visitors visited the tower since it was open for visitors.
  16. Most of the Paris citizens have not climbed on the top of the tower.

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Taj Mahal Facts

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Taj Mahal is the costliest love symbol of its time. Some people say that it is a tomb because the dead body of Mumtaz third wife of Shah Jahan, who died while giving birth to the 14th child, and the dead body of Shah Jahan also is buried in the main chamber of It. Every good thing has a dark side too. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We are going to share with you some Taj Mahal facts.

taj mahal facts

Taj Mahal Facts

Taj Mahal is situated in Agra city Utter Pradesh (UP) State in India. And it is not only part of the Seven Wonders of the world but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After a year of the death of Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal was started building in 1632. It took 22 years and was completed in 1653.

In the last 8 years of his life, Shah Jahan just viewed the Taj Mahal from the window of his room and was not able/allowed to visit the building. Because he was house arrested by his own son Aurangzeb.

On Friday, the Taj Mahal remains closed for visitors because there is a mosque in it and the prayer happens on Friday.

To visit the Taj Mahal there is some feel. The fee is in categories three and below 15 years old children can visit if for free. And for others, the fee is given below.

  • 750 INR (Foreign Tourists)
  • 510 INR (Citizens of SAARC & BIMSTEC Countries)
  • 20 INR (Domestic Indian Tourists)

Every year 2,000,000-4,000,000 (2-4 million ) visitors come to see this beautiful building.

There is a small size replica of the Taj Mahal in Bangladesh known as the Taj Mahal Dhaka. It cost $56 million and took 5 years to build.

In Dubai, there is another replica of the Taj Mahal that is under construction. It will be 4 times larger luxury hotel than the original Taj Mahal. The cost of the project is $1 billion.

Like everything’s Taj Mahal also suffering from its surroundings. It is suffering from pollution. White marbles of the building are turning yellow because of the Pollution.

Taj Mahal Facts – Construction

Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, a Persian was the chief architect of the Taj Mahal. And a total of 20,000 labors are recruited to build this massive building

At that time approx 32 crore rupees (320 Million rupees) were spent to build the Taj Mahal. If we replicate this building now it will cost approx 100 crore rupees (1 billion rupees).

The four minarets (towers) of the Taj Mahal are leaning slightly outward because of safety reasons. If any case any of the minarets fall they would fall in opposite direction, not on the building.

The marbles used in the construction of the Taj Mahal were brought from not only the different states of India but also from different countries like China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, & Arabia.

In 1857 during the Sepoy Rebellion, the British soldiers plucked out precious stones from the Taj Mahal, there were 28 different types of precious and semi-precious jewels were set on the Taj Mahal.

More than 1000 elephants are used to transport heavy construction material.

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Facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza

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Egypt is a country of wonders and mystery. One of the biggest mysteries is that how the ancient people of Egypt built that big pyramids. The most popular pyramids from Egypt are the Pyramids of Giza. These pyramids are so big that some people say that these pyramids are built with the help of aliens. Who knows what is the truth? Leave this thing, who and how it was built check out some Great Pyramids of Giza facts.

pyramids of giza facts

Pyramids of Giza facts

The Great Pyramids of Giza are a built-in west bank of the Nile just south of Cairo city Egypt.

These Pyramids of Giza are approx 4000 years old and it is made on the geographical center of the earth.

Pyramids of Giza were built back in between 2560 and 2540 BCE. And the position of these pyramids is the same as Orion Belt.

There are three chambers in the Great Pyramid. There is a narrow tunnel created in the pyramid for the circulation of oxygen.

In the pyramid, there are many secret chambers and paths pyramid which are still unknown by the archaeologist.

2000 years ago a Roman geologist was found the North gate to enter the Pyramid.

Great Pyramid one of the Pyramids of Giza was the tallest man-made structure for more than 1,000 years with a total height of  481 feet (146 meters).

The stone blocks used to build the pyramids are 2.5 tons heavy on average. Some of the blocks weigh 50 tons.

2.5 million stone blocks were used to build the Great Pyramid.

Inner walls of the pyramids are built with granite. They brought the granite block from 800 kilometers (500 miles).

The total area is covered with the granite blocks is 1210 feet ( 368 meters). The arrangement of granite blocks is so perfect but we still can’t replicate this with modern machinery.

Stone hammers and Copper chisels were used to make this huge pyramid. A kind of the poor tool.

Strange facts

All the blocks are used in the pyramid are irregular in size. It is still difficult for modern technology to create a same structure with different size stone blocks which ancient Egyptian created a long back.

According to archaeologists it only took 20 years to build the pyramid completely. If we calculate it just took 1 minute and 30 seconds to process (Cutting, Carving, and placing ) a stone block that weighs approx 2 tons.

The Pyramid is built in the perfect direction. That it points to 500 degrees north which is the direction of the north pole. Modern engineering learned this in the 17 century. But Egyptian practically used this thousand years ago

All the pyramids in the world are similar. It is strange because that time when there is no transportation facility somehow ancient people are building some kind of structure.

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