Top Ten Iconic Buildings
3. One of the world’s most famous clocks. The tower stands 316 feet tall, each clock face is 23 feet square and the great bell weighs 13 tons. Nobody knows exactly whom Big Ben is named after but common theories include Sir Benjamin Hall (who oversaw the installation of the bell) or English Heavyweight Boxing Champion Benjamin Count.
2. The Colosseum is the largest Roman amphitheater ever built. It was capable of seating 50,000 people and was usually used for gladiatorial games, but could also be used for public spectacles, animal hunts, executions, and dramas based on Classical Mythology. Today the Colosseum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
1. The oldest buildings on this list, the Giza pyramids have intrigued humans for centuries. Not only have they stood the test of time, but the accuracy with which they were built is impressive even by today’s standards. They were built as tombs for three separate pharaohs during the Third and Fourth Dynasty. It is also the only surviving wonder of the ancient world and was the tallest building in the world until 1300.
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