Amazing Sights

terracotta-army

The Terracotta Army was built by China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang.Qin Shi Huang thought he would live forever by drinking liquid mercury which actually killed him. He could have conquerd all of Asia but his biggest fear was dying. He built the Terracotta Army to defend his grave when he died. the Terracotta Army was an exact copy of the real one, even the weapons were found in a small chamber and the wooden chariots rotted over time. He also made sure that no one knew where his grave was,because when he died only two men took his body there and the door was booby trapped and caved them in to make sure nobody knew were his body lay.Three chambers have been discovered each with a silent army ready to protect their emperor.

parthenon-acropolis

The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena, built in the 5th century BC on the Athenian acropolis. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece.The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and of Athenian Democracy, and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments.

Golden-Temple

The Golden Temple has a glorious setting and it exists in the middle of a large blue sacred pool in India.It’s construction was mainly intended as a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally.

roman colosseum

The Roman Colosseum was used for gladiator battles. It was a very popular place to go but now it lie’s in ruins but it is still a very popular place to visit about Roman history.

Aztecpyramid

The Aztec Pyramids were very different than the Sudan and Egyptian pyramids because they were used to sacrifice enemy’s to the gods by taking the victim to the top and cutting it’s heart out and putting it on a plate-like statue for them.

sudan pyramids

The Sudan Pyramids were used the same way as the Egyptian Pyramids as a tomb for their King. However their construction was very different because they are much thinner at the base and have more of a point.

stonehenge-4-big

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. Nobody knows how it was made in a perfect circle.

dw-Niagra-falls-22_m

The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara river.They lie on the border of Canada and the state of New York.The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo,New York and 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto and Ontario,Canada.

Victoria-Falls

The Victoria Falls are some of the biggest in the world. They are located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe.The falls are formed as the full width of the river plummets in a single vertical drop into a transverse chasm 1708 meters (5604 ft) wide.

Great-Wall-of-China

The Great Wall of China was built by China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang to serve as defense against the Mongolians. Nobody knows it’s exact length.

IronTower

The Porcelain Tower was octagonal with a base of about 97 ft in diameter. When it was built, the tower was one of the largest buildings in China, rising up to a height of 260 feet with nine stories and a staircase in the middle of the pagoda, which spiraled upwards for 130 steps.

2 responses

12 10 2009
Isthmus Builder

Beautiful Site! Glad to see there are still lovers of this Earth no matter how harsh and cruel the circumstances can be

23 11 2009
Jori

I love your site! Great job!

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