Arts in the Present Day
The world we live in today is very big on the preservation and safety of historically artful landmarks like Stonehenge and The Great Stupa. We use modern marvels like these to admire and research on, and both present many great questions, often which go unanswered. There is a great level of mystery behind both architectural landmarks, and the art behind each is even more admirable. Both Stonehenge and The Great Stupa are now global attractions that many tourists come to visit and gaze upon. Present day society also use the pieces for inspiration on new drafts of future architecture and art. Stonehenge is over 5,000 years old, and much of the original carvings in the rock and have been worn down by natural causes. This is one of the reasons that it has been only a sight-seeing landmark and not a piece of human history you can come into contact with. Also, much of the inner stone has been replaced due to the crumbling of the original blue stone it was carved with. You can also see examples of the tools thought to have crafted the rocky attraction. Stonehenge is a huge piece of European history and is still taught to children in the classroom globally. It will always be a piece of the history of ancient European society. The Great Stupa at Sanchi plays an extra big role in the culture and society of Buddhists and India. The stone building is said to be the oldest building in India and the birthplace of the Buddhist religion. Many priests, architects, artists, and tourists visit the site to marvel at the beauty and history of the massive dome shaped building. The history of the building is taught in religious classes as well as the educational system to this day.
There are many wonders of the world, and we will always try to question them, but not everything understood needs to be. The work of Stonehenge and The Great Stupa will be admired and marveled upon for many years to come. The beauty in both landmarks is the...