Saturday, July 4, 2020

Pyramid at Chichén Itzá: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. Its various structures – the...

Petra: Jordan

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On the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was the glittering capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. to 40...

Machu Picchu: Peru

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In the 15th century, the Incan Emperor Pachacútec built a city in the clouds on the mountain known as Machu Picchu (“old mountain”). This...

Great Wall of China: China

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The Great Wall of China was built to link existing fortifications into a united defense system and better keep invading Mongol tribes out of...

Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Brazilian Heitor da Silva Costa...