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10 Most Beautiful Roman Amphitheaters

This list is about Roman amphitheaters – full circular theaters, and does not include the semi-circular Roman theaters. The Ancient Romans built large amphitheaters all over the Roman empire. About 230 Roman Amphitheaters are found all over the area that was under Roman regime. The amphitheaters were used for different events such as...

10 Most Beautiful Roman Aqueducts In The World

An aqueduct is a man-made watercourse that was built to convey water from one place to another. During the prime years of ancient Rome the Romans built many such aqueducts all over Europe, in order to bring water from different sources into their cities. When needed, they built bridges as part of the artificial watercourse. The water was then used...

10 Most Mysterious Places On Earth

The following is a list of 10 mysterious places from around the globe. Places that include structures that are obviously man made, but it’s unclear either who built them, how they were built, or for what purpose. Many legends and hypotheses are created around those places – so without further ado – here are the 10 most mysterious...

10 Most Incredible Man Made Barriers

Building a barrier to protect oneself and one’s interests is not a new notion and has been around for thousands of years. The following is a list of amazing man made barriers that were built with enormous investments both financial and in man labor, and took years to complete. These barriers were built as borders between countries, to stop...

10 Most Notable Pyramids In The World

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt – The Great Pyramid Of Giza is the oldest and largest between the 3 pyramids of Giza. It is also the oldest and the only still standing structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid was built around 2560 – 2540 BC, with a height of 146.5 metres (481 ft). The Pyramids of Giza...

10 Creepiest Places In The World

1. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico – The island of dolls is a small island in Xochimilco district, in Mexico. The island is famous for having old broken dolls tied to tree branches and trunks. They were hung there by the sole, and now deceased resident of the island called Julián Santana Barrera. He claimed that he collected the dolls from...

10 Fascinating Enclaves From Around The World

An enclave, with respect to countries and international borders, is a part of a state, or an entire state that is entirely surrounded by the territory of another state. Thus the only way to access the territory of that enclave is by crossing the territory of the surrounding country. The reason for the existence of each enclave is fascinating and...

10 Amazing Cultural World Heritage Sites

A site is referred to as a World Heritage Site when it is listed by the United Nations UNESCO organization as a special cultural or physical significance. As of 2014, there are 1007 heritage sites: 779 are cultural, 197 are natural and 31 are mixed properties. The following is a list of 10 cultural heritage sites, which stand out for their beauty...

10 Awesome Obelisks From Around The World

An obelisk is a tall, four-sided monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at its top. In the past, most obelisks were monolithic, but today as the obelisks grow taller, they are often composed of several stones and even concrete is used, and some obelisks can have interior spaces 1. Washington Monument, Washington DC, United States –...

10 Oldest Buildings In The World

The following list contains the 10 oldest freestanding recognizable buildings in the world. Most of the dates are approximations that have been concluded by radiocarbon dating 1. Barnenez, France – around 4800 BC. The Cairn of Barnenez is considered to be a Passage grave. It is a Neolithic monument located in northern Finistère, Brittany...

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