It took years to build the Taj Mahal, the greatest mausoleum on earth. Twenty thousand men worked on it.
It took seven-and-one-half years to build Solomon’s Temple. And one hundred and eighty-three thousand six hundred men worked on it.
It took seventy-six years to build the great Pyramid of Egypt.
It took many years to build Verdum into a fortress. This city-fortress the Crown Prince strove in vain to carry by storm during the World War. He marched his men in solid mass, shoulder-to-shoulder, and eight hundred thousand died. But the fortress-city was never taken.
“Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot . . . they built.” – Luke 17:28