Landmarks and Monuments

Parent Category: Travel & Places
Landmarks are features or places that are highly recognizable. They were originally used to track locations, but they have also become famous as tourist areas. There are people that will save their entire lives to make a trip just to see the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, or the Great Wall.
The total land area for the city of Versailles, France is 10.11square miles. The elevation of the city ranges from 338 to 591feet.
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Celebrate victory over the Persians
The napoleonic victories 1800 to 1812
The four pillars are used to support the tower and are aligned tothe points of the compass.
It's in Athens, in Greece. It is a very famous temple on the Acropolis, and it is dedicated to Athena whom they named the city after. Its construction began in 447 BC and finished in 438 BC. It survived as a temple for Athena for around one thousand years, until the statue of the goddess was stolen...
The Tower of Pisa never truly had a lifetime. It was built afterthe Pisans attacked Sicily in 1063. When they returned with all oftheir riches, they decided to build a cathedral complex to show theworld how gret they were. The Tower of Pisa was intended to be thecathedral's bell tower. However,...
Zimmerman House is a home that wasdesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is located in Manchester, NewHampshire.
It is just a significant monument to the city that featuresinnovative, turn-of-the-century architecture that is a tourist sitebut is studied by many.
The tower was built with limestone and lime mortar, with marbleused inside.
They like to pretend primitive people were too stupid to measure the sun's shadow and pile up rocks all by themselves. That makes the UFO nuts believe they are much more intelligent than those primitives.
Archaeological evidence found in 2008indicates that Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from itsearliest beginnings.The dating of cremated remains found on thesite indicate that deposits contain human bone from as early as3000 BC, and continued for at least another 500 years.
The Stonehenge visitor centre is the closest public access to Stonehenge.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 211 arches.
You will need about 45 minutes to visit the Arc, at a fast pace. Ifyou want to make the most of your visit, you need at least one hourand a half.
No, they are burial mounds :)
Strictly speaking, Big Ben is the nickname of the main bell of the clock but is now generally used as a name for the clock and the clock tower. The official name is 'The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster'.
The great bell of the clocktower of the Houses of Parliament, known as Big Ben, rings the hour. It is known as the bell that goes 'BONG'.
The most active phase of Pyramid construction in Egypt was during 2300BC. Stonehenge is believed to date from around 2500BC, making Stonehenge slightly older, although in reality the two monuments date from around about the same time.
Buckingham Palace is in England, part of the United Kingdom (UK).
Torre Pendente Di Pisa, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, was dangerous in some peoples view. In 1990, the Italian government closed the building down because they thought the structure was 'not safe for tourists'. After fixing the soil underneath the tower, it was re-opened in 2001 for tourists.
Yes , after the engineer who designed and built it - Gustave Eiffel
the leaning tower of Pisa tilt to the right side because the soil that it was built on is not strong enough.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in Cathedral Square in thecity of Pisa in Italy. The tower is the free standing bell towerfor the cathedral.
Pericles Pericles, the leader of Athens at the time.
No. Italian engineers have worked on it to stop the lean and it is watched for any movement. I think they have a person on site who makes sure that there is no change. For several years people couldn't go inside and walk to the top, but now they can again.
Bell shaped! Big Ben is the bell inside the clock tower.
It was built to honor the goddess of wisdom Athena
It took up to 32 years to build the Palace of Versailles
Only Slightly ;) Blackpool Tower is made from Iron and Steel which is rigid. It is designed so the wind passes straight through the structure and cause little or no sway at all.
The town of Pisa, and the tower that bears its name, is in theregion of Tuscany, in Italy. The Leaning tower is located in Florence, Italy The leaning tower of Pisa is located in the city named "Pisa" innorthern Italy, in the Tuscany ["Toscana"] region, near the mouthof the river Arno. The Leaning...
The form is like the letter "A" but with more levels and it's made out of iron not paper.
Madagascar has a number of famous buildings. The Queens Palace andthe Palace of Andafiavaratra are two famous buildings inMadagascar.
No, he never did, though he did pose in front of it during a Parisvictory tour when France was taken by the Nazis.
The Willis Tower was built as the Sears Tower. The Willis Tower was created with a contract and a signature. The Sears Tower, however, is another story. See related links for details.
The hour bell (Big Ben) chimes the note E.
Because it is one of things in the world that humans have no knowledge on. Actually, it isn't in the classical sense. The reason is that the man who organized the original list, Herodotus, didn't know of its existence. A reason why it would be is that it's a mystery and a marvel to humanity's...
No less than 2,102 pieces, but if you have one that your ancestor snatched from the queen's bedchamber during the Women's March, they would be pleased to have it returned.
The great bell in the clocktower of the Palace of Westminster, commonly called Big Ben is a giant 7ft high bell. It is bell shaped. The clocktower, often incorrectly called Big Ben, is a simple, rectangular tower with large round clock faces.
The cycling race "Tour de France" has its finish line on theChamps-Elysées. The race goes turns several times around the Arc deTriomphe when in its Champs-Elysees final circuit, but the actualfinish line is close to the Rond-Point (the avenue's bottomroundabout).
Yes, the faces are 7m (23') wide. Maybe a limousine can be bigger though.
the Pont du Grad is located near Nimes in Southern France. The little towns of Beaucaire and Tarascon are close to the bridge which stands in a small village called 'Vers-Pont-Du-Gard'
The "A" leaning on the "E" is a diphthong -- that is, two letters that are sounded together, like, "th" or "ph". The latin pronunciation is 'eye', but has been corrupted in English to 'ay' or 'ee'. Aesop, of fable fame, could hence be pronounced, "Eye-sop", "Ay-sop", or "Ee-sop".
Stonehenge is open all year round for visitors. See the site of English Heritage for daily opening times.
At Stonehenge human remains were found as well as tools used to help constructing the henge.
Big Ben is a very large bell, made of solid bronze. It is in the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which is sometimes incorrectly called Big Ben.
Site: uphill, overlooking Athens. have to look up at it, can be seen from a distance (e.g. the sea when entering the city) Size: big, meant to impress, peripteral temple (8x17 simngle row of columns all the way around) Unusual 8 columns at front (usually 6 on temples) highlights the buildings...
Big Ben is the name of the bell inside the tower it is situated in London. The clock tower is the largest in Britain and can be seen very easily making it a landmark.
The great bell of the clock tower of The Palace of Westminster, London is also known as 'Big Ben'. It is made from cast bronze. The clock tower is made of Caen stone.
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its an astrological site used to point equinoxes
1,732,280 people visited the Arc in 2012. The Arc is closed on NewYear, May 1st, Dec. 25 and during ceremonies involving the FrenchPresident (May 8, July 14, Nov. 11). That gives an average of 4,820people daily, making the Arc the 8th most visited Parisian monumentfor 2012. The total number of...
Built in 1889. In 2010 Eiffel Tower was 121 years old . But in 2012 it is 123 years old. WOW!
It is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The name Parthenon means apartments for unmarried women, and comes from the Greek parthenos which means virgin. It was built between 447 BC and 438 BC, and decorations continued until 432 BC. It is in Athens, and not surprisingly the Athenians...
yes it will . well maybe not but it depends, I heard that this one person said they have been there and they were actually putting it at a safer angle so that it wouldn't fall! : )
It depends on the clock; None of my clocks chime even once. A clock that rings the quarter hours (like the clock in the Palace of Westminster - aka, Big Ben) would chime 96 times per 24 hours. Some clocks only chime on the hours, which would be 24 chimes/day.
The main material they builders used was marble.
The great bell of the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, commonly known as Big Ben is made of bronze - an alloy always used for making bells.
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I think they build the Parthenon so they can worship their goddess.
raising the dipping side by massive jack srews.
There was a small site of an older sanctuary dedicated to Athena Ergane. However, the colossal statue never inspired any recorded religious fervour. It also served as a treasury for the funds of Delian League.. Source For More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenon#Function
There are four main gardens.
the square of the leaning tower stands is- the Campo dei Miracoi- hope this helps :B
Big Ben is the nickname for the largest bell in the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, London. The tower is sometimes, incorrectly, called Big Ben. The clock is famed for it's accuracy - it is generally accurate to within 1 second - and is used in news bulletins and as the focal point to the...