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Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still exists, except the Great Pyramid of Giza?
None. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza still exists. The other Wonders of the Ancient World were destroyed: two by fire, three by earthquakes. Existence of one of them is still debated.
What are the holes in this Buddha statue for?
Windows. The Laykyun Setkyar in Myanmar is the second tallest statue in the world at 116 meters (381 ft), plus 13.5 m (44 ft) for the throne. All top three tallest statues in the world depict Buddha.
Whom were the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon built for by order of the king Nebuchadnezzar II?
For Nebuchadnezzar's wife queen Amytis. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built for Median wife of king Nebuchadnezzar II queen Amytis, because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. The construction of the Hanging Gardens has also been attributed to the legendary queen Semiramis, who supposedly ruled Babylon in the 9th century BC, and they have been called the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis as an alternate name.
Where was this photo taken?
In St. Louis. The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. It is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and the world's tallest arch.
Where is this Holocaust Memorial?
In Berlin. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a well known memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It consists of 2,711 concrete blocks. Opened in 2005, this large memorial site (19,000 m², 4.7 acres) is today one of the must-see places in Berlin. It is estimated that some 3.5 million visitors entered the memorial in the first year it was open, or about 10,000 every day.
Since 1998, Harvard University wraps marble statues on its campus with waterproof covers every winter. Why?
To protect from acid rains. The eastern third of the United States is significantly impacted by acid rain. Acids in the rain react with the calcium compounds in the stones like limestone or marble to create gypsum, which then flakes off.
What city is that?
Florence . The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.
Where is The Motherland Calls statue located?
In Volgograd. At the height of 85 m, is one of the tallest statues in the world and the tallest statue in Russia and Europe. The statue is an allegorical image of the Motherland, which calls on its sons and daughters to repulse the enemy and continue their further offensive.
Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was not destroyed by earthquakes?
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was torched by Herostratus in 356 BC and plundered AD 262 by the Goths. The three remaining monuments were destroyed by earthquakes. In the picture Taj Mahal.