Culture




GREAT PYRAMID of GIZA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ GIZA
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  • "the Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt - Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops)"

 

 

 

 

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  • "over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BCE"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DJENNE - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ DJENNE
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  • "the Great Mosque of Djenné - Mali - the first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907"

 

 

 

 

 

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MACHU PICCHU - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ MACHU PICCHU
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  • "Machu Picchu - "old Peak" - is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHICHEN ITZA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ CHICHEN ITZA
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  • "Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the archaeological site is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MESA VERDE
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ MESA VERDE
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  • "Mesa Verde National Park is a US National Park in Colorado; it occupies 81.4 square Miles (211 km2) near the Four Corners region"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the ancestral Puebloan people, sometimes called the Anasazi"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RAPA NUI - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ RAPA NUI
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  • "Rapa Nui - Easter Island - is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called "moai", created by the early Rapa Nui people"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PETRA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ PETRA
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  • "Petra - Al-Batra - is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UMAYYAD MOSQUE
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ UMAYYAD MOSQUE
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  • "the Umayyad Mosque, or the Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world"

 

 

 

 

 

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MEIDAN-e EMAN
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ MEIDAN-e EMAN
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  • "Naqsh-e Jahan Square - "image of the world square" - is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran; constructed between 1598 and 1629"

 

 

 

 

 

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GREAT WALL of China - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ GREAT WALL
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  • "the Great Wall of China is built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China"

 

 

 

 

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  • "trying to protect the Chinese empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups - 21,196 km - 13,171 mi"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KYOTO
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ KYOTO
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  • "the historic monuments of ancient Kyoto encompasses 17 locations in Japan, within the cities of Kyoto, Uji and Otsu"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of the monuments, 13 are Buddhist temples, three are Shinto shrines, and one is a castle"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE
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  • "Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima, Japan - best known for its "floating" torii gate"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the torii appears to be floating only at high tide"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TAJ MAHAL - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ TAJ MAHAL
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  • "the Taj Mahal - "crown of palaces" - is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was built in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNESCO - World Heritage Site - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ WORLD HERITAGE SITE

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  • "as of 2015, 802 cultural sites are listed"

 

 

 

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  • "it is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance"

 

 

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  • "the programme catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural importance to the common heritage of humanity"
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