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6. The Colosseum and Forum: Rome The Colosseum is situated just east of the Forum in the center of Rome. The Colosseum is a massive amphitheater made up of stone. It was commissioned around 70-72 A.D. by Emperor Vespasian. The Colosseum was opened in 80 A.D. by Vespasian’s son Titus. With the opening there were 100 days of games that consisted of gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, reenactments of famous battles and dramas. After four centuries of use, the arena fell into a decline of use. It was used as a source of building materials up until the 18th century. Two thirds of the original Colosseum have been destroyed, the Colosseum still remains a popular tourist attraction. 7. Easter Island, Valparaiso Region, Chile Easter Island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is famous for its extant monumental statues, there are over 1,000 of them. The statues are called moai, they were created by the preliminary Rapa Nui people. The stone megalith depict giant humans with exceedingly large heads are made of Tuff, Tuff is an easily compressed volcanic ash. The stone comes from an extinct volcano on …show more content…

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum. It was built between the years of 1632 and 1653 A.D by Emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, Shah Jahan. It took around 21 years to build. It was built as a memorial for Shah Jahan’s wife who died in 1631. The Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance. This monument of immeasurable beauty as a whole as well as down to every last detailing in the ornamentation and gemstones on the walls. The Taj Mahal isn 't just sought after for its beauty though, it is also about the thoughts that come into your mind when visiting and tour this magnificent monument, it is enliven in your heart and mind. The beauty of this glorious monument is beyond the visual aspect none the less, it is the immense love that is the reason for this monument to even

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