5. THE PARTHENON
The Parthenon does not represent the Ancient Greece only, it is also a symbol of democracy. It was built by Pericles in the 5th Century BC as a temple to the Goddess Athena. It was used as the treasury for the Delian League as well. There were many sculptures in the building referred to as marbles that were removed. They are now resting in the British Museum, the Louvre and many other big museums around the world. The Greek government has tried to restore them to their actual place but that has proven unsuccessful.
4. THE TAJ MAHAL
This place should not be a mystery to anyone. It is most definitely one of the most amazing structures from the ancient times and the story behind it is just as beautiful. It was built between 1632 and 1653. The man behind the structure is Emperor Shah Jahan who built it as a monument to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction employed around twenty thousand workers. The structure uses many marbles and precious stones and the beauty of it at a full moon night is a sight to behold. The Taj Mahal is in Agra, India.
The residents of this particular locality are generally very rich because in the ancient times many trade routes converged to this very spot. It was built around 100 BC. If you happen to visit this place, here are some attractions for you to consider; Theatre and the Monastery. The most famous one of them all is Al Khazneh, which is usually referred to as the treasury. The use of the treasury was a mystery until it was discovered that the place is actually a tomb. It possibly belongs to the royal family but we cannot be certain as yet.
Rome is known as the Eternal City and it is home to some of the most beautiful architecture. Buildings from Ancient Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque times can be seen at every corner. If you do happen to go to Rome, please make sure you visit the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, the Pantheon and the Arch of Constantine because without that the trip will be a waste. Only recently I went to see these places and believe me, it is a sight to behold. The mere architecture literally blows you away. It’s just said that the modern architecture is nothing like that.
This is a country that is rich in culture and one of the most ancient tourist spots around the world. The place has served as a host to many visitors from ancient Greece and Rome especially. I am sure you know what places I have in mind right now; the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. If you happen to go to Egypt, be sure to visit the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, the Egyptian Museum, Saqqara and Karnak. Those places will to take you to the ancient times and it is a feeling to experience at least once. It is hot as hell though; just a heads up.