Its is mind boggling how ancients carved out the Kailasa Temple out of a mountain, thousands of years ago.
The builders of the temples and caves of Ellora demonstrated extremly advanced construction and engineering skills, which remain one of the greatest mysteries of how and when they did it.
But perhaps even the greater question is how ancient mankind managed to this using only hammers, picks and chisels, thousands of years ago.
How the ancients constructed some of the most incredible ancient monuments we see today remains one of the greatests mysteries of the 21st Century.
The Kailasa Temple in Ellora is one of the largest rock-cut ancient Hindu temples on the planet. Archeologists are said to have confirmed that over 400.000 tons of rock had to be scooped out, which would have taken centuries of human labor, knowing that they did not have 3-D printing machines at the disposal.
The Kailasa Temple in Ellora, Maharashtra, India is a MEGALITH carved out of a single rock. Historians think that it was built in less than 18 years. It is considered as one of the most remarkeble cave temples in India, mostly because of its humongous size, architecture and sculptural implementations.
Interestingly, the Kailasa temple is just one of the 34 monastries and temples, which extend over an area of two kilometers, The temples were dug side by side in the basalt cliff @ Ellora. It is believed that the original builders of the Kailasa temple used a verticle excavation method.
The temples are thought to have been sculptured by a number of different cultures from Hindus to Buddhists.
Ancient Explorers.com / AA Magnum News 2017.