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20 major structures built in our world

20 major structures built in our world

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  • World History Extra Credit By: Tate Allen
  • Pyramids• These are the pyramids• The pyramids were built from around 2700 BC to 1500 BC• Pyramids served as “tombs for Pharos”• It is a big tourist attraction
  • Great Wall of China• This is the Great wall of China• It was built in the 7th century• It was built for military defenses• It still keeps unwanted visitors out of the country
  • Eiffel Tower• This is the Eiffel Tower• The tower was built from 1887 to 1889• It was built to symbolize the 100 year anniversary to the french revolution in1787• It serves us today as a reminder of their achievement of their sucess
  • Berlin Wall• This is the Berlin wall• The Berlin wall was built to keep East Germans from leaving• The wall was built in 1961• It is mainly used as a tourist attraction
  • Washington Monument• This is the Washington Monument• It was built in between 1848 and 1884• The monument was built george washington and his leadership in the revolutionary war• The monument serves as a reminder
  • Mecca (Hajj)• This is Mecca, a religious center• It was built in May 27 2004• Was built for worshipers• Serves as a place for Muslims
  • Noter Dame• This is Noter Dame• Began construction in 1163• It was built for the virgin Mary• A museum in a way, also serves as a place for royalty to have weddings
  • Big Ben• This is Big Ben• Was completed on April 10, 1858• It was built as an after thought to add a clock tower after another building burnt down• It was built so people can know what time it is
  • Buckingham Palace• This is Buckingham Palace• It was originally built in 1702 as the “London House”• To serve as a House for Royalty• It still serves the same purpose it served over 300 years ago
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa• This is the Leaning Tower of Pisa• August 9, 1173 was when this tower was built• This tower was built to show the world how rich the city of Pisa was• It is used as a sentimental object that symbolizes how you should use your imagination
  • Statue of Liberty• This is the Statue of Liberty• The statue was built in 1884• It was built for the United States by France as a gift• It serves today as a reminder of our allies in France and as a symbol of hope for our country
  • Lincoln Memorial Statue• This is Lincoln Memorial Statue• It was built from 1914-1917• It was built to remember our 16th president Abraham Lincoln• Today it still serves as a reminder of what he gave and lost for our country
  • White house• This is the White House• Was built between 1792 and 1800• It was built for the original residence for the President of the United States• Today it still serves its purpose as the main residence for the president
  • Sistine Chapel• This is the Sistine Chapel• Was built in August 9, 1843• It was used for a residence for the pope of its day• Today it serves as more of a museum, art more specifically
  • Taj Mahal• This is the Taj Mahal• Was built between 1632 to 1648• This temple was built in memory of the wife of the emperor Shah Jahan• It serves today as a magnificent tomb and also as a museum
  • The Golden Gate Bridge• This is the Golden Gate Bridge• It was built in 1937 (completed)• The bridge was made to make a faster more efficient way to get across The San Francisco Bay for commuters• Today it still serves the purpose it was made for in the first place
  • Stone Hedge• This is the Stone Hedge• Was built between 2800-1800 BC• It has appeared to be built for astronomical observations• Today it just serves as a place of interest
  • Wailing Wall• This is the Wailing Wall• The wailing wall is believed to be 2,000 years old• It was built as an extension of the second Jewish temple• The wall still serves as a sacred place for jews to pray
  • The Dome of the Rock• This is the Dome of the Rock• Was built in 687 A.C.• Was built for a main place of worship for muslims• Today it still is sacred but isn’t as frequently used
  • Sphinx• This is the Sphinx• It was built 10,000 to 8,000 years ago• It was built to represent the reigning Pharaoh in the form of a lion or god• Today it serves as a reminder of how great the Egyptians were in their day