Teotihuacan is a sacred archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico about 30 miles northeast from Mexico City. The ancient city of Teotihuacan was built about AD 200. Teotihuacan is known for its large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead, and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals and as one of the seven wonders too.
It is considered that Teotihuacan is a multi-ethnic city as it has been occupied by Otomi, Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec and Nahua peoples. Either the Totonacs or the Aztecs have always maintained that they were the ones who built it but it has not been corroborated by archaeological findings. Read more
The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower of the cathedral in the Italian’s city Pisa. It is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square and is situated behind the Cathedral. The tower of Pisa has 55.86 m height and 14,500 metric tons weight and has 296 or 294 steps.
It took 177 years to construct the building. The tower was made to stand straight, however immediately after it was constructed, it started leaning towards the south east due to a weekly laid foundation. Read more
Forbidden City (Chinese Zijin Cheng) is situated in the heart of Beijing, China, and was the home of 24 rulers of the Qing and Ming Dynasties and now serves as the Palace Museum. It was built by the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420 to construct this magnificent contraction.
The complex covers 720,000 m2 and consists of 980 buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms. After the Chinese Civil War museum’s former collection was separated and the part of it is now located in the National Palace Museum in Taipei but both museums descend from the same institution. Read more
Biblical Mount Ararat (Armenian Արարատ) is located to the east of Turkey in province of Anatolia. The mountain borders with Armenia and is the highest peak of Armenian Highland. Name Ararat is considered to be the newer Armenian name of Urartu.
The smaller Ararat rises 3896 meters and the higher mountain Ararat 5165 meters from the sea level. Read more
An aurora is a polar regions natural light display, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. An aurora typically occurs in the ionosphere and is usually observed at night. It is also referred to as a polar aurora or as polar lights. In northern latitudes the effect is known as the aurora borealis or the northern lights and in southern counterpart it has another name: aurora australis or the southern lights.
Auroras do occur deeper inside the polar regions, but these are infrequent and often invisible to the naked eye. Read more
The ancient city of Machu Picchu is often referred to as the ‘lost city of the Incas’ situated on a mountain ridge some 8,000ft above sea level. Built around AD 1430 the site was abandoned by the Incas due to the Spanish conquest 100years later. In 1983 Machu Picchu also became a World Heritage Site.
Karahundj or Zorats Qarer (also known as “Armenian Stonehenge”) is 3, 500 years older than England’s Stonehenge and 3, 000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Having a unique structure in its kind, it has not fully studied yet.
Zorats Qarer is in the spotlight of the tourists conditioned by its high historic-cultural value and easy-to-reach geographical position. It is located near the Yerevan-Iran and Yerevan-Mountainous Kharabagh highway, in the Sisian’s part, 300-400 meters far from the highway and distinguished by the nearby fascinating nature as well.
The monument is a complex of hundreds of vertically fixed stones covering more than three hectares area. The all stones of the monument are of basalt and on some of them there are hauls. The main disputes in scientific circles about this structure are framed within two viewpoints. Read more
Located in Nevada, Hoover Dam is a place that’s worth a day visit to go see. Built to create Lake Meade, and control the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is one of the most recognized man made constructions around. One of the most interesting facts about the Hoover Dam is that it contains more masonry than the Pyramid of Giza. Three and one-quarter million cubic yards. There are 4,360,000 cubic yards of concrete in the dam, power-plant and appurtenant works. This much concrete would build a monument 100 feet square and 2-1/2 miles high; would rise higher than the 1,250-foot-tall Empire State Building if placed on an ordinary city block; or would pave a standard highway 16 feet wide, from San Francisco to New York City. Read more
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.
The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during various successive dynasties.
Since the 5th century BC, several walls have been built that were referred to as the Great Wall. One of the most famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Little of that wall remains; it lay farther north than the current wall, which was built during the Ming Dynasty. Read more