Castles Pyramids & Palaces
Traces the story of building from the first prehistoric huts to the skyscrapers of today explaining how such buildings as the pyramids, the Parthenon, or the Taj Mahal were built, who worked on them, what tools and buildings materials were used.
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800 years ago Angkor Wat aqueduct arch architect Athens Aztecs began building blocks of stone bridge builders building style built huge called carpenters carved castle was built cathedral ceiling cement churches Colosseum columns concrete covered crane Crystal Palace curved decorated dome Egyptians built Eiffel emperor Empire State Building enemies Europe European finished floors Florence Cathedral Forbidden City glass gold Hindu temple holes huts hypocaust Incas inside Islamic king Knossos Krak des Chevaliers land layers limestone lived Ludwig machicolation Mahal Masons Maya metal minarets mixture moat molds mortar mosque mound Muslim Muslim buildings Neuschwanstein Neuschwanstein Castle nogging painted Parthenon pieces of wood plaster Pompidou Center ramps rich River rock roof rooms sacred sand and water set hard settlers shape Sikhara skyscrapers steel rods stone blocks Stone ribs stone walls Stonehenge stones or bricks story of building Stucco theaters tiles took tower towns Venice Versailles wooden frame Ziggurats