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‘Gladiator’ Portrays African Warrior As Shocked The First Time He Sees A Tall Building — Is This Historically Accurate?


The building that held the record for being the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years was built where?

A. Mesopotamia

B. Ancient Egypt

C. Ancient Rome

D. Ancient Greece


Although western civilization loves to propagate the idea that all great things began in Europe, tall man-made structures are not among them. Africa actually contained some of the earliest known “Tallest Buildings in the World.” The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of The Seven Wonders of the World” was one of at least three. It was known in the ancient the world, before Rome existed, that The Great Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world and it maintained this record for 3,871 years, until the construction of Lincoln Cathedral in 1300 AD.

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