There are many mausoleum and tombs in the world that are the major attractions for the tourist in the world. These tombs have been built by the emperors without having efficient technology and tools yet they are built so beautifully that people are amazed by the perfection and the beauty. So, here we are listing the 7 most fascinating and famous tombs in the world.
Church Of The Holy Sepulchre, Israel
The Tomb of Jesus refers to any place in the world where Jesus was entombed. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one such as Tomb of Jesus that is situated in Israel. It is also called Church of the Resurrection and Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. It was located on the Hill of Calvary where it is believed that Jesus was crucified. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Christians since the 4th century.
Mausoleum Of The First Qin Emperor, China
It is located in the Shaanxi province of China. The construction has taken certain decades. It was started in 246 and completed in 208 BCE. It was built in a span of 38 years. It is spread in certain kilometres and a unique feature is his Terracotta Army. The army has been discovered in the year 1974 and it is a collection of sculptures of soldiers whose purpose is to protect the emperor in his afterlife. It includes 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots, and 150 cavalry horses. Now, China has built some of the modern architectural wonders of the world.
Taj Mahal, India
The amazing and one of the wonders of the world was built in a span of 21 years. It was started in the year 1632 and completed in the year 1653. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife. It has been seen as a symbol of love. The site has been included UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The monument has a marble dome that has been built over the tomb.
Lenin Mausoleum, Russia
It is also known as Lenin’s Tomb. It was situated in the centre of Moscow. The body of the great Vladimir Lenin rests here. It is here for the display after his death in the year 1924. It has been kept at a temperature of 16 °C or 61 °F and the humidity has been kept at 80 to 90 per cent in order to preserve the body. It also undergoes a chemical bath after every 18 months. It is one of the most famous tombs in the world.
The Great Pyramid Of Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza located in Egypt was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khuf. The Pyramid has its importance because it is one of the oldest and largest between the three pyramids of Giza. It is also very much among the tourist and visitors of the different country. The Great Pyramid was built during the period 2560 – 2540 BC.
The Shah-i-Zinda means the ‘The Living King’. It was situated in the north-eastern part of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. The monument was connected with the legend Kusam ibn Abbas. He is the of the prophet Muhammad. He has been buried here. It was believed that he was beheaded for his faith and preaching’s and later he took his head and went into the deep well. It is believed that he is still living there.
Tomb Of Jahangir, Pakistan
The Tomb of Jahangir was built for one of the greatest emperors of the Mughal dynasty Jahangir. He ruled in the period of 1605 till 1627. The monument has been built by the son of Jahangir 10 years after his death. It is situated in the Punjab state of Pakistan. The structure stands in the middle of a garden. It is one of the most famous tombs in the world and in Pakistan.