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Why does the church of Carmo Convent in Lisbon lack its roof?
it was never finished
it was destroyed by earthquake
it was destroyed by Moors
it symbols open way to Heavens
The convent was ruined in the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake, which destroyed the city, killed possibly 100.000 of its inhabitants and disrupted the colonial ambitions of Portugal. The church was left unrestored to remind the tragedy.
In which country was that photo taken?
The Potala Palace in Lhasa, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. Today, the Potala Palace is a museum.
For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?
Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)
Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess
Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose
Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose
The three pyramids were built by pharaons of the fourth dynasty: Khufu, his son Khafre and Kahafre's son, Menkaure. Today, they are better known by their hellenized names: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. Along with these major monuments are a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids.
Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?
various Greek and Iranian gods
servants and animals of Alexander the Great
Assyrian army leaders
Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.
How is the Colosseum in Rome also known as?
The Colosseum was built by the three emperors known as the Flavian dynasty (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian). During the Ancient times, it was known in Latin as Amphitheatrum Flavium. The name "Colosseum" had been coined to refer to the amphitheatre around year 1000 AD.
Berlin Quadriga was once looted by invading army that captured Berlin. Where was it taken to?
After the 1806 Prussian defeat, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took the Quadriga to Paris. It was restored in 1814, after Napoleon's defeat and the Prussian occupation of Paris.
Where was this photo taken?
in St. Louis
The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. It is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and the world's tallest arch.
Half Dome and El Capitan are rock formations located in which U.S. national park?
Yellowstone National Park
Zion National Park
Yosemite National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Yosemite National Park lies in the western Sierra Nevada of California. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.
Where was this photo taken?
One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was opened in 1997. Computer simulations of the building's structure made it feasible to build shapes that architects of earlier eras would have found nearly impossible to construct
Where in Spain is the Alhambra palace located?
The Alhambra was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889, and later renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar, who built its current palace and walls. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well-known Islamic architecture.