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1. Where would you find this?
• Moai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people
from rock between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at
Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported
from there and set on stone platforms called ahu. Almost all moai
have overly large heads three-eighths the size of the whole statue.
The moai are chiefly the living faces (aringa ora) of deified ancestors.
• The production and transportation of the 887 statues are considered
remarkable creative and physical feats. The tallest moai erected,
called Paro, was almost 10 metres (33 ft) high and weighed 82 tons;
the heaviest erected was a shorter but squatter moai at Ahu
Tongariki, weighing 86 tons;
2. In which city would you find this?
• The Basilica Cistern cathedral-size cistern is an underground chamber
approximately 138 metres (453 ft) by 64.6 metres (212 ft) - about 9,800
square metres (105,000 sq ft) in area - capable of holding 80,000 cubic
metres (2,800,000 cu ft) of water. The ceiling is supported by a forest of
336 marble columns, each 9 metres (30 ft) high, arranged in 12 rows of 28
columns each spaced 4.9 metres (16 ft) apart. The capitals of the columns
are mainly Ionic and Corinthian styles, with the exception of a few Doric
style with no engravings. One of the columns is engraved with raised
pictures of a Hen's Eye, slanted braches, and tears. This column resembles
the columns of the Triumphal Arch of Theodosius I from the 4th century
(AD 379-395), erected in the 'Forum Tauri' Square. Ancient texts suggest
that the tears on the column pay tribute to the hundreds of slaves who
died during the construction of the Basilica Cistern.
3. Identify X
• Bran Castle situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of
Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The
fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and
Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly known as “X's Castle" (although it is
one among several locations linked to the X legend, including Poenari
Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular
character in Bram Stoker's X. There is, however, no evidence that
Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential
associations with Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia, the putative
inspiration for X.
• Danxia Waveform, Gansu Province, China
5. Identify the city
• It is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of its
Province. The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk
Road between China and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for
scholarly study. In the 14th century it became the capital of the
empire of Timur and is the site of his mausoleum. The Bibi-Khanym
Mosque remains one of the city's most notable landmarks. The
Registan was the ancient center of the city. The city has carefully
preserved the traditions of ancient crafts: embroidery, gold
embroidery, silk weaving, engraving on copper, ceramics, carving and
painting on wood.
• The drawings of animals on the buildings of the city is something
unique in Islam architecture as idolism is supposed to be banned in it.