While the United States is home to many famous monuments and sites, there are also some incredible ancient monuments in Europe. These sites have survived through the centuries and will continue to be visited by people from all over the world for thousands of years to come.
The Colosseum, or the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an impressive structure. It was built in the 1st century AD and held 50,000 people at a time when Rome was at its peak of power. There were many events held during its construction including gladiator contests and executions; however today it is still used for concerts and plays as well as sporting events like football matches by local teams.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. It was created from 3000 to 2000 BC as the world’s first religious site. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986.
Stonehenge consists of several smaller stones arranged in a circular shape with a large central stone known as “The Altar” at its center. There are also many large stones placed outside this circle which form animal shapes when viewed from above (known as Aubrey Holes). These holes were created by people digging out the dirt underneath them thousands of years ago so they could use them for some sort of ritualistic purpose we don’t know anything about yet today because there isn’t much evidence left behind due to erosion over time by wind/rain etc..
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. It was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. The palace was intended to be an artistic counterpart to Linderhof Palace, which had been built earlier in the same area for his father King Maximilian II.
Neuschwanstein was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it also became his tomb when he died there at age 40 after ruling only 13 years (1864-1886). The castle has been open to tourists since 1886 and is one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations; 6 million people visit every year.
Neuschwanstein Castle stands on rugged terrain overlooking Hohenschwangau Valley. It was built by Franz Lachner under commission from Ludwig II of Bavaria between 1869 and 1886 as part of his extensive renovations at the site. This new construction replaced older buildings that had been destroyed by fire during the war against Prussia.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It’s over 5,500 miles long and was built over a period of 2,000 years to protect China from invaders.
It’s hard to imagine how much work it took to build this wall! The first emperor who started building it had thousands of workers working on his project 24/7 for years at a time, making sure that every inch was perfect before moving onto another section.
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is an amazing building that was built for Shah Jahan’s wife. It was made of white marble and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Acropolis of Athens, Greece
Acropolis of Athens, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens is a historical site that has been around for thousands of years. It’s located in Greece and has been used by humans since around 5000 BC. The Acropolis was first built in 438 BC as a fortification for soldiers fighting against invaders from Persia (modern-day Iran). There are many other buildings on top of it today, including museums, theaters and temples that were added later by different civilizations.
There are three main parts to this ancient structure: The Propylaea (entrance), Propylon Gate; Parthenon Temple; Erechtheion Temple
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, USA
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, USA
- Made by Gutzon Borglum (a Danish-American sculptor) between 1927 and 1941
- Includes the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The faces are 60 feet tall
These ancient monuments are beautiful and important parts of world history
These monuments are important parts of history and they’re scattered throughout Europe. They were built by people who lived thousands of years ago, but they remain as beautiful today as they were then. Some are still standing while others have been destroyed or damaged over time. But all are worth seeing if you can find them!
We hope you enjoyed exploring some of the most amazing ancient monuments in Europe. The next time you’re passing through Rome or Athens, take a moment to learn about these beautiful structures and their history—you may even find yourself feeling inspired as well!