The most famous monuments in the history of mankind (PHOTOS)

Monuments are objects which are created, usually in honor of a significant event or important person. Age alone is tens of years, while others remember the Egyptian pharaohs. This overview contains the most famous monuments, on which to write the history of mankind.

Taj Mahal

The Egyptian pyramids

The earliest known Egyptian pyramids were found at Saqqara, Northwest of Memphis. And the oldest one is Pyramid of Djoser built in 2630 — 2611 BC, during the third dynasty. This pyramid and its surrounding complex were designed by the architect Imhotep, and are generally considered the world’s oldest monumental structures constructed of brick with a veneer.

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The great wall of China.

Several walls were built in the VII century BC, and later they were added, joining in what is today known as the Great wall. Especially famous is the part of the wall built between 220-206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (from it there are very few).

Angkor Thom (Big Angkor).

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The Acropolis of Athens.

Memorial hall the national Chiang Kai-shek.

The Potala Palace.

The Statue Of Liberty.

The Mosque Of Sultan Ahmed.

The mosque was built in 1609 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Although it is still used as a mosque, this place also became a popular attraction.

The pilgrims at the Kaba.

The Kaaba (Masjid al Haram)

The Muslim Holy Kaba.

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