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7 Damaged Historical Monuments That Will Make You Wish You’d Visited Them Earlier!

Ancient monuments are standing examples of the beautiful history that the country holds! It would be extremely hurtful if anything were to happen to them.

However there have been a few instances where these wonders have either been damaged slightly or completely destroyed.

Here are 7 monuments that have been damaged!

  1. National Museum of Natural History, Delhi

    On the 26th of April 2016, a massive fire destroyed this museum including various exhibits like herpetological specimens and taxidermied animals.

    The four-hour operation to contain the fire seriously injured six officials.

    Delhi museum Source - twimg.com
  2. National Palace, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    This heritage gem was severely damaged due to an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude on January 12, 2010 and was later completely demolished.

    A true beauty lost!

    Port-au-prince Source - ytimg.com
  3. The Taj Hotel, Mumbai

    This 113 year old heritage hotel was damaged during the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. However, it was restored at the cost of 1.74 billion INR.

    Taj Hotel Mumbai Source - wordpress.com
  4. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Nepal

    On 25th April 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hit the region and reduced various monuments to rubble.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square Source - dailymail.co.uk
  5. Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Gujarat

    The earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on January 26, 2001 destroyed most of the state of Gujarat including this temple.

    Devotees have resolved to reconstruct it.

    Swaminarayan temple Source - amazonaws.com
  6. Taj Mahal, Agra

    One of the Seven Wonders, the Taj Mahal is the best example of Mughal architecture. However it has been turning yellow due to acid rains in the surrounding regions.

    Taj Mahal Source - explore.org
  7. Bamiyan Buddha Statues, Afghanistan

    In 2001, the Taliban blew up these 1,700 year old Buddha statues with dynamite along with many other non-muslim heritage structures.

    Buddha statue Source - elcomercio.pe

Wish you’d visited these monuments earlier?