Category: Historical

Colosseum of Ancient Rome

Built in 70 A.D., Rome’s Coloseum,  2,000 years after it was built, has been the site of celebrations, sporting events and bloodshed. Today, it’s a major tourist attraction, playing host to 3.9 million visitors each year. Located just east of the Roman Forum, the massive stone amphitheater known as the Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72…
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The Story of An Ancient Temple – Angkor Wat

Angkor was built as a city of Hindu and Buddhist temples in Cambodia. At its peak in the 11th and 12th centuries, Angkor was the capital of an empire that stretched from Malaysia to Myanmar. Angkor Wat, was built between roughly A.D. 1113 and 1150, and encompassing an area of about 500 acres (200 hectares),…
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A Visit to Stonehenge

Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest in the world. The name of the monument probably derives from the Saxon stan-hengen, meaning “stone hanging” or “gallows.” Together with inter-related monuments and their associated landscapes, they help us to understand Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial and mortuary…
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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is an ancient series of walls and fortifications, totaling more than 13,000 miles in length, located in northern China. Perhaps the most recognizable symbol of China and its long and vivid history, the Great Wall was originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third century B.C. as a…
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Visit The Pyramids at Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to…
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