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    Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
    Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
    Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
    Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains

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    ___ Most Famous Landmarks and Cultural Monuments in the World - Places of Power and Worship

    Each of these landmarks is a cultural icon, it may represent an epoch, an area, a belief, a culture, a country or a city, it also may represent more than one of this various meanings. Click on the image to see the monument's description and a satellite view of the site.

    Landmark   Continent  
    Luxor, Egypt
     

    Luxor, Egypt 
    Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes and once the center and the capital of the ancient Egyptian Empire. It is the site of the ruins of Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple complex, and the necropolises of the "Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
     
    Africa  
     
    Chichén Itzá, Mexico
     

    Chichén Itzá, Mexico 
    was the most important regional capital of the Mayan culture between the years 750 and 1200 AD, the pre-Columbian city is located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula of present-day Mexico
     
    The Americas  
     
       
    Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

    Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
    was a former patriarchal basilica, the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years.
    In 1453, Constantinople (today Istanbul) was conquered by the Ottoman Turks and Sultan Mehmed II ordered the building to be converted into a mosque.
     
    Europe/ Asia  
     
       
    Temple Mount, the Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem

    Temple Mount, the Noble Sanctuary
    with the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem,  Israel.
     
    Middle East  
       
       
    St Peter Basilica, Rome, Vatican City

    Basilica of Saint Peter
    One of the symbols and focal points for the Catholic faith, part of Vatican City, the papal residence.
    Rome,  Vatican City
      
    Europe  
       
       
    Kremlin
     
    Moscow Kremlin
    Kremlin with Cathedral of the Annunciation and Cathedral of the Archangel,
    Moscow,  Russia
     
    Europe  
     
           
    The White House, Washington D.C.
    The Executive Residence is the central part of the White House Complex.
     

    The White House  
    in Washington D.C. is since 1800 the official residence of the President of the  United States, the building is recognized as the symbol of the President, of the President's administration, and of the United States.
     
    The Americas  
     
           
    Versailles Palace, Versailles, France
     Basin of Apollo and Versailles Palace.
    Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles)
    The royal chateau was built by the Sun King Louis XIV, it was (and still is) a symbol of absolute monarchy expressed in stone and environment.
     France
     
    Europe  
     
           
    Sch?nbrunn Palace
     
    Sch?nbrunn Palace,
    the palace was one of the residences of the Habsburg empire in Vienna (Wien),  Austria
     
    Europe  
       

    Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
    Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
    Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
    Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains


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    Photo credits:
    Luxor
    Description: A panorama of a frieze in the precinct of Amun in Karnak (Luxor, Egypt).
    Author: Blalonde
    Source: Wikipedia, Karnakfrieze1.jpg
    Copyright License: Public domain


    Chichen Itza
    Description: Pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza (Yucatan, Mexico).
    Author: tschaena
    Source: Flickr
    Copyright License: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic


    Hagia Sophia
    Description: Hagia Sophia, in Turkish the Aya Sophia. One of the greatest buildings in the world.
    Author: Sev!
    Source: Flickr
    Copyright License: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic


    Temple Mount, Noble Sanctuary
    Description: A view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
    Author: David Shankbone
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported


    St. Peter's Basilica
    Description: St. Peter's Basilica in Rome seen from the roof of Castel Sant'Angelo.
    Author: Wolfgang Stuck
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Public Domain


    Moscow Kremlin
    Description: Panorama of Moscow Kremlin from Bolshoi Kamenny bridge.
    Author: Минеева Ю. (Julmin)
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 1.0


    The White House
    Description: Executive Residence of the White House Complex, home of the president.
    Source: The White House
    Copyright License: Public Domain


    Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles)
    Description: The chariot of the Sun God, Apollo himself, rising from the Basin of Apollo at the end of the Great Lawn at Versailles.
    Author: Marcia Salviato
    Source: Flickr
    Copyright License: Creative Commons — Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic


    Schloss Sch?nbrunn, Wien
    Description: Schoenbrunn palace with park, Vienna.
    Author: Gryffindor
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License

       

     
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