Palmira (in Arabic تدمر Tadmor or Tadmir) was an ancient city located in the desert of Syria, in the present province of Homs 3 km from the modern city of Tedmor or Tadmir, (Arabic version of the same Aramaic word “palmira”, which means “city of date trees”). At present, only its extensive ruins persist, which are the focus of abundant international tourist activity. The ancient Palmyra was the capital of the Palmyrene Empire under the ephemeral reign of Queen Zenobia, between the years 268 – 272.
Angkor Wat (in Khmer Ângkôr Vôtt / ɑŋkɔr vɔt /), also sometimes written Angkor Vat, is the largest temple and also the best preserved of those that make up the settlement of Angkor. It is considered to be the largest religious structure ever built, and one of the most important archaeological treasures in the world.
Mount Vernon is located near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The farm is located on the shore of the Potomac River and belongs to Prince George’s County, Maryland.
In Mount Vernon George Washington lived for a time until his death in 1799, and that is where his tomb is located. Today the place belongs to the National Registry of Historic Places of the United States.
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The Great Wall of China (traditional Chinese: 長城, simplified Chinese: 长城, pinyin: Cháng Chéng, “Long fortress”, or simplified Chinese: 万里长城; traditional Chinese: 萬里長城; pinyin: Wànlǐ Chángchéng; literally “the long wall of 10 000 Li (里) “; 10,000 li = 21 196 km.2 In China, 10,000 li represent” infinity “) is an ancient Chinese fortification built and rebuilt between the 5th century BC. C. and the XVI century (Modern Age) to protect the northern border of the Chinese Empire during the successive imperial dynasties of the attacks of nomadic xiongnu of Mongolia and Manchuria.
Giralda is the name given to the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa María de la Sede of the city of Seville, in Andalusia (Spain). The lower two thirds of the tower correspond to the minaret of the old mosque of the city, of the late twelfth century, in the Almohad period, while the upper third is a construction superimposed in Christian times to house the bells.
Pompeii was a city of the Ancient Rome located along with Herculaneum and other smaller places in the region of Campania, near the modern city of Naples and located around the bay of the same name in the province of Naples . It was buried by the violent eruption of Vesuvius on August 24 of the year 79 d. C. and its inhabitants died due to the pyroclastic flow. In its vicinity rises the modern and modern city of Pompeii.
Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital of the Czech Republic, as set out in the country’s Constitution. Before it was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and Czechoslovakia. It is also the capital of the Bohemian region.
Located on the banks of the Vltava River, it has approximately 1.2 million inhabitants, which makes it the most populated city in the country. The metropolitan area of Prague has a population of 1.9 million inhabitants.
Stonehenge is a megalithic Crómlech monument, from the end of the Neolithic period (20th century BC), located near Amesbury, in the county of Wiltshire, England, about fifteen kilometers north of Salisbury.
The megalithic complex of Stonehenge, Avebury and related sites was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1986.
The Alhambra is an Andalusian palatine city located in Granada, Spain. Formed by a set of palaces, gardens and fortress (Alcázar or al-qasr القصر) that housed a real citadel within the city of Granada, which served as accommodation for the monarch and the court of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada.