Name this Monument

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#1. What monument is this?

No, sorry! It’s the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin, which was built over 3 years between 1788 amd 1791.

#2. What is this and where is it?

It’s actually the Atomium in Brussels. It looks quite modern, but it was built in 1958 for the Brussels World Expo.

#3. Where is this tower?

Sorry! It’s actually the CN Tower in Toronto.

Its construction was completed in 1976 and it held the record for the highest free standing construction in the world until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

#4. What is the name of this building and where is it?

It’s actually the Lotus Temple in New Delhi, India.

It’s one of eleven Baha’i’ places of worship that have been built around the world and this one in Delhi was committed in 1986.

#5. What is this monument and where is it?

Sorry – it’s Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, USA.

It was constructed over a period of 14 years, from 1927 to 1941 and represents the US Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln.

#6. What is this construction and where is it?

Sorry, it’s actually Nelson’s column in London.

It was built over 3 years between 1840 and 1843 to commemorate Admiral Lord Nelson who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which the smaller British navy defeated a combined French and Spanish navy.

#7. What is this Buddha’s name and where is he?

It’s actually the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

It’s a relatively new construction, having been started in 1990 and completed at the end of 1993. It’s 34 metres tall and weighs 250 tonnes.

More information here.

#8. What statue is this?

It’s the Great Sphinx of Giza, in Egypt.

It is the oldest known monument in Egypt and is thought to have been carved between 2558 BC and 2532 BC.

#9. What building is this?

It’s Notre Dame, in Paris.

Its original construction took 100 years, having started in 1160 and been completed in 1260. But it has been modified several times. It caught fire in April 2019 and is currently being re-constructed with a target completion date of Spring 2024.

#10. What is this ancient building?

It’s the Parthenon, on the Acropolis in Athens.

Construction of the Parthenon began in 447 BC and was completed 9 years later in 438 BC.

The base is slightly convex which allows rain water to run off. If it had been exactly level the impression you would have got, as you climb up to the building, would be that the floor was concave.

#11. Where is this column?

It’s actually in St Peter’s Square, in Rome.

It is an ancient Egyptian obelisk that marks the centre of St Peter’s Square and was erected in 1586.

#12. What statue is this and where is it?

It’s the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen.

It was sculpted by Edvard Eriksen and unveiled in 1913. It was moved to the Danish Hall at Expo 2010 in Shanghai and stayed there for the 10 months of the exhibition. While it was there an authorised copy was displayed in its place in Copenhagen.

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