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THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE : FRANCE

Triumphal arch at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, where twelve avenues converge. Completed in 1835, it has become a central landmark of Paris and one of the best-known monuments in the Western world.

The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806; it was designed by French architect Jean-Francois-Thrse Chalgrin, but was completed after his die by French architect Jean-Armand Raymond. The design of the monument was inspired by the ancient Arch of Constantine in Rome, but, at 50 m (164 ft) high and 45 m (148 ft) wide, it is twice as high and twice as wide as the original. Sculptural reliefs and panels on the Arc de Triomphe depict various Napoleonic and subsequent French military victories and treaties.
EIFEL TOWER : FRANCE
Eiffel Tower , wrought-iron tower in Paris, a landmark and an early example of wrought-iron construction on a gigantic scale. It was designed and built by the French civil engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel for the Paris World's Fair of 1889. The tower, without its modern broadcasting antennae, is 300 m (984 ft) high. The lower section consists of four immense arched legs set on masonry piers. The legs curve inward until they unite in a single tapered tower. Platforms, each with an observation deck, are at three levels; on the first is also a restaurant. The tower, constructed of about 6300 metric tons (about 7000 tons) of iron, has stairs and elevators. A meteorological station, a radio communications station, and a television transmission antenna, as well as a suite of rooms that were used by Eiffel, are located near the top of the tower.
CATHEDRAL GROUP OF PISA : ITALY
Pisa of course, famous for its Leaning Tower –a bell tower, or campanile, within the madieval Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) cathdral complex. The tower began leaning when only three of its eight storeys were finished. Pisa is situated at the mouth of the Arno River. It’s one of Italy’s oldest towns, with Etruscan origins going back 3,000 years. It also served as observatory for Pisa’s hometown astronomer, Galileo Galilei, who was imprisoned by the inquisition for supporting that heretical idea about the Earth revolving around the sun.
COLISEUM/COLOSSEUM : ITALY
The Coliseum was built during the reign of Emperor Vespasiano c.72 AD and dedicated in 80 AD by his son Titus. The Coliseum over 160 ft high with eighty entrances, the coliseum could hold upwards of 50,000 spectators. Public events such as gladiator fights,mock naval battles and wild animal hunts were held at the Coliseum. During the staged fights as 23,000 people were killed. Fighters were slaves, prisoners or volunteers. After 404 AD gladiatorial battles were no longer held, but animals such as lions, elephants, snakes and panthers continued to be massacred in the name of sport until the 6 th century.
ABUSIMBEL : EGYPT

Abu Simbel , site of two temples in southern Egypt, on the Nile River, south of Aswon. This temple was dedicated by Ramses II to the chief gods of Heliopolis, Memphis, and Thebes. It is oriented so that the rays of the rising sun illuminate the statues of the three gods and of Ramses II in the innermost sanctuary. The smaller temple was dedicated by Ramses II to his queen, Nefertari, and to the goddess Hathor. The facade of the larger temple has four sitting statues of Ramses II, each more than 20 m in height. Smaller statues of Ramses II, Nefertari, and their children adorn the facade of Nefertari's temple. They were unknown to the West until 1812, when they were discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.

TOWER BRIDGE : ENGLAND
Built between 1886 and 1894. bridge on the Thames River in London,, near the Tower of London. It is the most famous bridge in London. The main attraction of the Towerbridge has to be the spectacular views over London from the high level walkways.
THE OPERA HOUSE : AUSTRALIA
The Sydney Opera house situated on the harbour in Sydney and took 19 year for construction. It was designed by Jorn Utzon. It’s famous sail and shell-like roofs were inspired by palm fronds.
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY : U.S.A.
The Statue of Liberty built in 1886 stands on Bedloe's Island of New York Harbour, U.S., that commemorates the friendship of the peoples of the United States and France. Built by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Standing 302 Ft high, It is cladded with over 300 sheets of copper.
ANGKOR WAT : CAMBODIA
The region that served from 802 until 1295 as the capital of the Khmer Empire of Cambodia. Built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century . The complex, built of both sandstone and laterite (a dense, porous, iron-bearing soil that can be quarried like stone) It was constructed to serve both as a sepulcher for Suriyavaraman II, whose regime had adopted some aspects of Hinduism. Taking more than 30 years to build, the layout of the complex was conceived as an architectural allegory of the Hindu cosmology . At the center of the complex stands a temple with five lotus-shaped towers, a larger central tower, and four smaller surrounding towers. These represent the five peaks of Mount Meruaccording to Hindu.
T’IEN-T’AN Altar of Heaven, Beijing, CHINA
The Altar of Heaven is part of the Temple of Heaven, or T’ien T’an, built during the Ming dynasty in Beijing, China. It is located in the outer city section of Beijing in T’ien T’an Park . Situated just south east of Tian’ anmen Square. Its main feature is Qinian Hall or Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. To its south are the Echo wall, The imperial vault of heaven and the Circular Mound Altar.