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St. Basil's Cathedral and Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Maid of the Mist VII, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey
Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
Cave of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran Cave 4, Israel

17 Oct 2013

Gateway Arch

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The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a flattened catenary arch, it is the tallest man-made monument in the United States,  Missouri’s tallest accessible building, and the world’s tallest arch.  Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson […]

17 Oct 2013

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin:Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone,  it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world.  The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. […]

17 Oct 2013

Qumran

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Qumran is an archaeological site in the West Bank. It is located on a dry plateau about a mile inland from the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, near the Israeli settlement and kibbutz of Kalia. The Hellenistic period settlement was constructed during the reign of John Hyrcanus, 134-104 BCE or somewhat later, and was occupied most of the time until it was destroyed by the Romans in 68 CE […]

17 Oct 2013

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historicmosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as […]