Monuments Archive

Papal Palace, France

The Papal palace (French: Palais des Papes) is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France. It is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. One time fortress and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity …

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or “the …

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Stonehenge is a prehistoric, mysterious circle of upright stones in southern England. Construction on the great monument began 5,000 years ago; the famous stones that still stand today were put in place about 4,000 years ago. This Prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and …

Ancient City of Ping Yao, China

The Ancient City of Ping Yao is a well-preserved ancient county-level city in China. Located in Ping Yao County, central Shanxi Province, the property includes three parts: the entire area within the walls of Ping Yao, Shuanglin Temple 6 kilometers southwest of the …

Lugo City Walls, Spain

The Roman walls of Lugo were constructed in the 3rd century , stretching over 2 kilometers around the historic centre of Lugo in Galicia (Spain). The fortifications were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in late 2000 as “the finest example of late …

Meteora, Greece

The word Meteora literally means “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”. It is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are …

Ostia Antica, Italy

The beautifully preserved ruins of Ostia lie twenty miles from Rome, in the meadows between the Tiber River and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was founded, probably in the 4th century BC, as a military colony to guard the river mouth against seaborne invasions. …

Red Fort, India

The Red Fort Complex was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan. In 1638 Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad, the seventh …