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The Hindu Kailasa Temple in India is one of the most stunning architectural achievements on Earth. Carved to represent Mt. Kailasa, the home of the god Shiva in the Himalayas, it is the largest monolithic structure in the world, carved top-down from a single rock. It contains the largest cantilevered rock ceiling in the world. The scale at which the work was undertaken is enormous. It covers twice the area of the Parthenon in Athens, is 1.5 times higher, and it entailed removing 200,000 tons of rock. It is believed to have taken 7,000 laborers 150 years to complete the project. The temple itself is 164 feet deep, 109 feet wide, and 98 feet high.

 

 

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Originally posted 2017-12-18 00:17:40.