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Most Famous Landmarks In The World by Movesz(m): 3:29pm On Oct 11, 2016
Pyramids – Giza, Egypt

The pyramids are thought to have been builtas magnificent tombs for the pharaohs and their queens but some scientists believe there were also other purposes to the pyramids.The biggest of all is the Great pyramid and is estimated to consist of 2,300,000 blocks with a base square foot of fifty five thousand meters. It is also the most accurately aligned building in the world and faces true north.Even with our current technology today it would be difficult to replicate the pyramids.

Re: Most Famous Landmarks In The World by Movesz(m): 3:32pm On Oct 11, 2016
The Colosseum – Rome, Italy

The Colosseum was one of the most impressive buildings of its time, it measured 189 meters long and 156 meters wide and could hold 50,000 spectators. It was used for glorious gladiator battles and executions. In 847 the southern side collapsed bringing an end to it’s use. Many of the Colosseum parts were salvaged and used to build due to an earthquake and . Many of the Colosseum parts were used forthe construction of St Peter’s Basilica and other monuments.

Re: Most Famous Landmarks In The World by Movesz(m): 3:35pm On Oct 11, 2016
Statue Of Liberty – New York, U.S.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France in 1776 on Independence Day. It represents Libertas, who was the Roman goddess of freedom. She measures 93 meters tall and has 354 stairs to the top. The seven spikes on the crown represent the seven oceans and seven continents of the world.

Re: Most Famous Landmarks In The World by Movesz(m): 3:36pm On Oct 11, 2016
Eiffel Tower – Paris, France

Despite objection from the residents of Paris, the Eiffel tower was built and opened in 1889. At the time it was the world’s tallestman-made structure and quickly became a symbol of France. To protect the tower fromweathering it was coated in 60 tons of paintand a hot summers day the tower expands six inches.

Re: Most Famous Landmarks In The World by Movesz(m): 3:39pm On Oct 11, 2016
Taj Mahal – Agra, India

The Taj Mahal was built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Depending on the time of day the TajMahal appears in different colors; in the morning a pinkish hue, milky white in the evening and at night when the moon is out the magnificent building appears golden.It took 17 years to be completed but unfortunately was ransacked by the British during the 1857 Indian rebellion.

Re: Most Famous Landmarks In The World by Movesz(m): 3:41pm On Oct 11, 2016
The great wall of China

The Great Wall was built by various dynasties to protect China’s northern boundary from Mongol invasions. It gained the nickname “the longest cemetery on earth” because so many people died during it’s construction, it is estimated that one million lost their lives building the wall. It stretches 2,145 miles (3,460 km) and is the longest man-made structure in the world.The most visited section by tourists is in Badaling which is also the first section of the wall to be opened to tourists back in 1957.

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