Brief facts about Borobudur

Borobudur is an ancient structure comparable to the Cheops pyramid in terms of high construction technology. Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa, together with a temple, and is located in Indonesia, near the city of Yogyakarta. But what makes the object so interesting?

The perfect comparison for the structure is the pyramid of Cheops. The fact is that the stupa is built of 2 million blocks, the pyramid, by comparison, of 2.3 million, which is approximately the same amount of work if you do not consider other factors.

Borobudur is an ancient structure comparable to the Cheops pyramid in terms of high construction technology
Borobudur is an ancient structure comparable to the Cheops pyramid in terms of high construction technology

The structure was built, according to the official version, in the VIII-IX centuries. History says that the temple was discovered 200 years ago, in the nineteenth century, and before that, it had supposedly been lost for the last 1,000 years.

Not only was it found in the nineteenth century, but it was also partially underground, like many structures worldwide. First, the structure is interesting due to its size and other elements.

The stupa has 8 tiers, 72 small stupas and about 1,500 bas-reliefs, and just over 500 statues.
The stupa has 8 tiers, 72 small stupas and about 1,500 bas-reliefs, and just over 500 statues.

The foundation is shaped like a square, and one side is about 118 meters in size. The height, of course, is not as high as in the pyramid of Cheops, but 35 meters is also not insignificant.

But the most exciting thing is the architecture, namely bas-reliefs and statues, in principle, as in India, are impressive. We can assume that it was built by the same civilization.

The stupa has 8 tiers, 72 small stupas and about 1,500 bas-reliefs, and just over 500 statues.

Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa
Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa

Because of the intricate, small, and competently made bas-reliefs and statues, one would think that this structure could surpass the Cheops pyramid in the amount of work and technology that unknown civilizations of the past must have used.

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