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Seven forgotten Wonders of the Medieval Mind

Out of sight is out of mind perhaps this has been the fate of the Seven forgotten medieval wonders of the world , which in the past had indeed inspired awe, admiration and respect in the heart of onl…
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Abu Simbel Temple - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Abu Simbel is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritag…
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Angkor Wat - seven wonders of the world

Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat), is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, i…
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Taj Mahal - One of the Seven Wonders of the World

The Taj Mahal , is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. While the white domed marble and tile mausoleum is…
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Mont Saint Michel - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Mont Saint Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre off the country's north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The Mon…
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Moai statues - Mystery behind their location revealed

Moai Statues are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) between 1250 and 1500 CE. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main Moai quarry, …
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Unlocking mysteries of the parthenon of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis (high city, The "Sacred Rock") in the world. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of At…
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Shwedagon Pagoda - History, Architecture and Temple

The Shwedagon Pagoda , also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a 98 metre (approx. 321.5 feet) gilded stupa located in Yangon, Burma. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill, th…
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