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What is the name of this monument?
The Golden Horn of Asia
The Shwedagon Pagoda is a gilded stupa located in Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama.
Why does the church of Carmo Convent in Lisbon lack its roof?
it was never finished
it was destroyed by earthquake
it was destroyed by Moors
it symbols open way to Heavens
The convent was ruined in the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake, which destroyed the city, killed possibly 100.000 of its inhabitants and disrupted the colonial ambitions of Portugal. The church was left unrestored to remind the tragedy.
Where is that chapel located?
Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe is a chapel in Aiguilhe, near Le Puy-en-Velay, France. It was built in 969 on a volcanic plug 85 metres high. The chapel is reached by 268 steps carved into the rock. It was built to celebrate the return from the pilgrimage of Saint James.
In which country was that photo taken?
The Potala Palace in Lhasa, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. Today, the Potala Palace is a museum.
For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?
Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)
Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess
Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose
Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose
The three pyramids were built by pharaons of the fourth dynasty: Khufu, his son Khafre and Kahafre's son, Menkaure. Today, they are better known by their hellenized names: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. Along with these major monuments are a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids.
Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?
various Greek and Iranian gods
servants and animals of Alexander the Great
Assyrian army leaders
Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.
What jubilee did the Wiener Wurstelprater amusement park celebrate in 2016?
This institution dates back to the time of the Austrian Empire, when Emperor Joseph II made the Prater open to public in 1766. Soon the first snack bars, stalls and bowling alleys opened up on the grounds and the Wurstelprater was born. The best-known attraction is the Wiener Riesenrad, a 64.75 metre tall Ferris wheel.
Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was not destroyed by earthquakes?
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Colossus of Rhodes
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.
This tower is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Lisbon. What was it used for?
it is a watchtower
it is a water tower
it is a lift
it is an execution tower
The Santa Justa Lift connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Carmo Square. Since its construction, the Lift has become a tourist attraction in Lisbon. Among the urban lifts in the city, Santa Justa is the only remaining vertical one.
Where is the famous Cave of the Crystals?
in South Africa
The cave near Naica, Mexico, was discovered in 2000 by miners. At that time, it was completely submerged. Today, the cave is accessible because the mining company's pumping operations keep it clear of water. Unfortunately, the crystals deteriorate in air, and soon may be lost.