THE CABINET WAR ROOMS The Cabinet War Rooms were originally used as shelters for the government members during the bombing of Britain. After that, they became “secret” meeting places for the British during World War 2. Here, they planned attacks against the Nazis. It was basically control room where the army planned their movements there.
STONEHENGE Stonehenge, is an ancient site located in Wiltshire, Britain. It is a prehistoric monument that dates back to the first stones being erected in 2400–2200 BC according to archeologists. It is composed of a circle of standing stones. In the center, there are dense, complex monuments dating back to the Neolithic Period and the Bronze Age.
THE BASTILLE The Bastille was a fortress, and a prison. Located in Paris France, it played important roles in France’s history. It was stormed during the French Revolution, and became an important symbol for the French Republican Movement.
PALACE OF VERSAILLESIt is a chateau found in the area ofVersailles hence the name ThePalace of Versailles. It was built20 kilometers southwest of thecapital of France and served asthe center of political power inFrance until the royal family hadto move to the capital after thestart of the French Revolution.
THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZAThe Great Pyramid of Giza is one ofthe oldest pyramids found in Egypt. Itwas built by one of the ancientpharaohs Khufu, and is one of theseven wonders of the world. Onespecial thing about this specificpyramid is that it is the only pyramid inEgypt known to contain bothpassages that go both up, anddownwards.
THE GREAT SPHINX OF GIZAThe great Sphinx of Giza is agreat sculpture made of limestoneof a Sphinx, which is a mythicalcreature that has a lion body anda human head. It was built onthe Giza Plateau on the westbank of the Nile at the believedtime of the reign of the pharaohKhafra who ruled at the time of2558-2532 B.C.E. It is one of thelargest monolith statues in theworld.
HAGIA SOPHIAHagia Sophia, located in IstanbulTurkey, had a very long history. Itwas first an Orthodox Basilica,then it became a mosque, and itis now a museum. It wasoriginally a church that was builtback in the time ofConstantinople, but was thenconverted into a mosque in 1453when the Ottomans invadedConstantinople.
SULEYMANIYE MOSQUEThe Suleymaniye Mosque is anOttoman Imperial Mosque locatedon the Third hill of Istanbul,Turkey. It is thought of to be thesecond largest mosque in the cityand is one of the best sites. Itwas built from 1550-1558 AD forthe Sultan Suleyman. It is amosque that is said to rival HagiaSophia in size, but is still smaller.
HIROSHIMAHiroshima is the capital of theHiroshima Prefecture, and islocated in the Chugoku region ofwestern Honshu which is thelargest island in Japan. It ishistorically famous for being thefirst city being under attack, fromsome of the first, war usednuclear bombs. It also hashistorical importance, dating backto the Sengoku and TokugawaPeriod of Ancient Japan.
NAGASAKINagasaki is the capital of theNagasaki Prefecture, and islocated on the island of Kyushu.It is historically famous for beingthe second city being underattack, from some of the first, warused nuclear bombs. It also hashistorical importance, from whenthe Portuguese found it in thesecond half of the 16th centurywhich put it under Europeaninfluence between the 16thcentury and the 19th century.
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