The Maya name "Chichen Itza" means "At the mouth of the well of the
Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the
Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán
Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.
The site contains many fine stone buildings in various states of
preservation, and many have been restored. The buildings are
connected by a dense network of formerly paved roads, called sacbeob.
Archaeologists have found almost 100 sacbeob crisscrossing the site, and
extending in all directions from the city
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de
It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
The statue stands 30 metres (98 ft) wide and 38 metres (120 ft) tall
with its pedestal.
The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum is an elliptical amphitheatre
in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the
Colosseum could accommodate 87,000 people.
The Colosseum was used to host gladiatorial shows as well as a
variety of other events.
It has been estimated that about 500,000 people and over a million
wild animals died in the Colosseum games.
The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen
fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the
5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern
borders of the Chinese Empire.
Before the use of bricks, the Great Wall was mainly built from
stones and wood.
It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3
million Chinese died as part of the centuries-long project of
building the wall.
The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000
Machu Picchu is situated on a mountain ridge above the
Urubamba Valley in Peru.
Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with
polished dry-stone walls. Its primary buildings are the
Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the
Machu Picchu was constructed around 1462, at the height
of the Inca Empire. It was abandoned less than 100 years
later. It is likely that most of its inhabitants were wiped out
Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying on
the slope of Mount Hor.
It is renowned for its rock-cut architecture.
Evidence suggests that settlements had begun in and
around there in the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in
Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in
memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
This is the finest example of Mughal architecture.
The focus of the Taj Mahal is the white marble
tomb, which stands on a square plinth consisting of a
symmetrical building with an iwan, an arch-shaped
doorway, topped by a large dome. Like most Mughal
tombs, basic elements are Persian in origin.
As one enters through Taj Mahal Gate, the calligraphy
reads "O Soul, thou art at rest. Return to the Lord at
peace with Him, and He at peace with you."
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