The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Islamic architecture, Persian, India and even Turkey.
Finial: top ornate domes, also used in Asian pagodas.
Lotus decoration: Outline of the lotus flower carved into the domes.
Onion domes, also called "amrud, typical of the architecture of Islam, and that wouldbeused later in Russia.
Drum: cylindrical base of the dome, which supports formal transition and on the basement of the building.
Guldasta: decorative needle attached to the edge of the bearing walls.
Chattri: kiosk columns and dome, also used in isolation or exempt as a memorial.
Borders: closing panels on arches.
Calligraphy: stylized writing of Koranic verses on the main archesArches or portals, also called pishtaq (Persian word for the free content).
Given: decorative panels flanking the main walls.
The great wall of china
Is the biggest and tallest wall in the world.
The provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions through which passes the Wall are: Gansu, Hebei,Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jilin, Liaoning, MongoliaInterior, Ningxia, Pekín, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tianjin y Xinjiang.
The materials used are those available in the vicinity of the construction. Near Beijinglimestone was used. Other sites used granite or fired brick. Basically, it was a long wallof clay and sand, covered with several brick walls. That made it very resistant to the impacts of siege weapons.
Stone built mainly in the mid-fifteenth centuryin the rocky promontory that connects themountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in the eastern slopes of the Central Andesin southern Peru.
is a huge amphitheater of the Roman Empire period, built in the first century in the center of the city of Rome. In ancient times had a capacity for 50,000 spectators, with eighty rows of bleachers.Those who were near the beach werethe Emperor and Senate, and as they stood were located lower strata of society. Took place in the Colosseum gladiator fights and public spectacles. It was built just east of the Roman Forum and the work began for 70 d. C.and 72 d. C., under mandate of the Emperor Vespasian
is one of the major archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, located in the municipality of Tinum inthe state of Yucatan. Important and renowned relic of the Mayan civilization, the main buildings remain there under the age of the decline of Mayan culture known to archaeologists as the post-classic period.
Its name derives from the Mayan words: "Chi" (Boca), "Che'en" (Well), "Itz" (Mage,Warlock) and "a " (water), place the word is obtained wellhead Wizards of the water.
Christ theRedeemer statue is located 709 meters above sea level, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, specifically in the top of Corcovado Mountain. Has an overall height of38 meters, including the 8-meter pedestal. It was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.
The idea of a religious monument in Rio was first suggested in 1859 by Father PedroMaria Boss and Princess Elizabeth. The idea was revived in1921 when approachingthe commemoration of the centenary of independence. The first stone of the statue was placed on April 4, 1922 and the works were started in 1926.
The Temple of Artemis was a temple located in the city of Ephesus, Turkey, dedicatedto the goddess Artemis, called Diana by the Romans. Its construction was started byKing Croesus of Lydia and lasted about 120 years.
Large and beautifularchitecture, was considered one of the seven wonders of the world,as described by Antipater of Sidon
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a tower built in the third century C. (between 285 and247 BC) on the island of Faro in Alexandria, Egypt, to serve as a reference point of the port and a lighthouse. With an estimated height of between 115 and 150 meters (383 to 450 feet) was one of...