Weird History

Famous Buildings That Were Rebuilt

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Wood, stone, brick, and even steel are generally no match for military might, horrible weather, too much fire or water, shoddy workmanship, shifting soil, or just plain old time. Even the most famous historical buildings, designed by the smartest minds of the time, using the most sturdy materials and latest construction materials, cannot stand forever. But like noted monuments, when famous structures topple due to natural disasters, military conflicts, weak foundations, or other reasons, people and governments usually want to build them back up.

Many of the oldest and most famous historical structures around the world, including churches, government buildings, and royal castles, have taken a severe beating over the years, but they've risen from the ashes or ruins to come back just as strong - or even better - than before.