The great pyramid of Khufu is by far the most famous pyramid in egypt, the biggest, tallest, and most intact. It is one of the "Seven wonders of the world." It is the last one standing. It is built of entirely limestone and consinlered an architectural masterpiece. It contains around 1,300,000 blocks ranging in weight from 2.5 tons to 15 tons and is built on a square base with sides measuring about 230m (775 ft.) covering 13 acreas!
It is located in Giza where it guards the front of Khafra's pyramid. The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world, the Sphinx is carved out of a single ridge of stone 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high. The sphinx is built of soft sandstone and would have disappeared long ago had it not been buried for so long. It was the first time that a pharaoh had been represented in this way with the body of a lion, even though this animal had symbolised royalty ancient Egypt’s beginnings around 3000 BC. The animal body of the Sphinx in fact represented the king’s triumphant strength.
THUTMOSE III (D. 1426 B.C.) Egyptian king of the 18th dynasty (reigned 1479-26 BC), often regarded as the greatest of the rulers of ancient Egypt. Thutmose III was a skilled warrior who brought the Egyptian empire to the zenith of its power by conquering all of Syria, crossing the Euphrates to defeat the Mitannians, and penetrating south along the Nile to Napata in the Sudan. He also built a great number of temples and monuments to commemorate his deeds. Thutmose's minority Thutmose III was the son of Thutmose II; his mother was one of the king's minor wives or concubines, named Isis.
For instance you can go on an hour tour or so and go and look at the Old Kingdom of Egypt which was known for there sun worship, pyramid building trading expedition as far as the North and the Black Sea. The rise of the rulers at the old kingdoms of Egypt finally broke pharaoh’s power, by ending the olds kingdom. You can also go and visit the Nile River because it is one of the longest rivers in the world. The pyramids of Giza are also a neat place, which three great Egyptian pyramids built on the banks of the Nile River, and they are on the Seven Wonders of the World. During 2000-1786 BC people would love to visit the Middle Kingdom of Egypt.
The FWP progressed from a set of tour books, educational pamphlets, to essays of the state guides, ethnic studies, and folklore studies. The FWP's Life in America series had 150 volumes on a range of topics. Interviews with former slaves, farm and cotton-mill owners, and workers published in These Are Our Lives (1939) this gave more knowledge on American history. Larger defense budget in the years leading up to World War II took money away from the FWP. By 1939, budget cuts had forced the project to scale down to 3,500 workers, although it was so popular that every state provided money to keep it alive when Congress reduced funding in 1939.
Genghis Khan was one of, if not the greatest rulers ever. He built the largest empire that world had ever known in less than 25 years. How did he do it? With courage, patience, talent and brilliance. What sets him apart from other conquerors is that, even after he died, his empire continued to stand for another two centuries.
Before Akhenaten’s monotheistic modification to Egyptian society, the country was at its height during the 18th dynasty. Polytheism, the worship of thousands of gods, was the basis for religion, the Temple of Amun at Karnak was the largest in Egypt, the pharaoh himself was seen to be a god-king, the priests were correspondingly very rich and Egyptian art and architecture was very standardised. Akhenaten came to be regarded as the ‘heretic pharaoh,’ since he broke with a long established religious tradition and created one of his own. The pharaoh declared all of the other gods as ‘false’ and placed an extreme emphasis on the sun-disk Aten due to the belief that the god was the universal creator of all life. Its visible symbol was the rays of the sun that of which was reflected throughout
Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in Britain. It is a circle of stones. People began building Stonehenge about 5,000 years ago, dragging each stone into place. Stonehenge is situated on Salisbury Plain in the county of Wiltshire. England covers over 50,000 square miles (130 439 square kilometres) and is the largest of the countries comprising the island of Britain, covering about two-thirds of the island.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built with 2.3 million stone blocks, and its top rose four hundred and eighty feet above the desert. Egyptians were the first to build using stone. They constructed ginormous pyramids and statues such as the Sphinx. Ancient Egyptian inventions include papyrus, sails, bowling, door locks, and a calendar with three hundred and sixty-five days in a year.
The dam is some 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) long and 607 feet (185 meters) tall—five times larger than the U.S.'s Hoover Dam. Construction workers used some 21 million cubic yards (16 million cubic meters) of concrete in the structure—a world record. Upstream of the dam, the reservoir's water level is presently 456 feet (139 meters) above sea level, and it's expected to rise quickly. The 410-mile-long (660-km-long) reservoir will eventually be flooded to 574 feet (175 meters) above sea level. A Hundred Lives, Billions of Dollars Chinese state media reports that over a hundred workers died during the lengthy construction project.