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Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
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___ Most Famous Landmarks and Cultural Monuments in the World - Places of Power and Worship

Each of these landmarks is a cultural icon, it may represent an epoch, an area, a belief, a culture, a country or a city, it also may represent more than one of this various meanings. Click on the image to see the monument's description and a satellite view of the site.

Landmark   Continent  
Luxor, Egypt
 

Luxor, Egypt 
Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes and once the center and the capital of the ancient Egyptian Empire. It is the site of the ruins of Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple complex, and the necropolises of the "Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
 
Africa  
 
Chichén Itzá, Mexico
 

Chichén Itzá, Mexico 
was the most important regional capital of the Mayan culture between the years 750 and 1200 AD, the pre-Columbian city is located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula of present-day Mexico
 
The Americas  
 
   
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
was a former patriarchal basilica, the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years.
In 1453, Constantinople (today Istanbul) was conquered by the Ottoman Turks and Sultan Mehmed II ordered the building to be converted into a mosque.
 
Europe/ Asia  
 
   
Temple Mount, the Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem

Temple Mount, the Noble Sanctuary
with the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem,  Israel.
 
Middle East  
   
   
St Peter Basilica, Rome, Vatican City

Basilica of Saint Peter
One of the symbols and focal points for the Catholic faith, part of Vatican City, the papal residence.
Rome,  Vatican City
  
Europe  
   
   
Kremlin
 
Moscow Kremlin
Kremlin with Cathedral of the Annunciation and Cathedral of the Archangel,
Moscow,  Russia
 
Europe  
 
       
The White House, Washington D.C.
The Executive Residence is the central part of the White House Complex.
 

The White House  
in Washington D.C. is since 1800 the official residence of the President of the  United States, the building is recognized as the symbol of the President, of the President's administration, and of the United States.
 
The Americas  
 
       
Versailles Palace, Versailles, France
 Basin of Apollo and Versailles Palace.
Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)
The royal chateau was built by the Sun King Louis XIV, it was (and still is) a symbol of absolute monarchy expressed in stone and environment.
 France
 
Europe  
 
       
Schönbrunn Palace
 
Schönbrunn Palace,
the palace was one of the residences of the Habsburg empire in Vienna (Wien),  Austria
 
Europe  
   

Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains


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Photo credits:
Luxor
Description: A panorama of a frieze in the precinct of Amun in Karnak (Luxor, Egypt).
Author: Blalonde
Source: Wikipedia, Karnakfrieze1.jpg
Copyright License: Public domain


Chichen Itza
Description: Pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza (Yucatan, Mexico).
Author: tschaena
Source: Flickr
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Hagia Sophia
Description: Hagia Sophia, in Turkish the Aya Sophia. One of the greatest buildings in the world.
Author: Sev!
Source: Flickr
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Temple Mount, Noble Sanctuary
Description: A view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Author: David Shankbone
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Copyright License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported


St. Peter's Basilica
Description: St. Peter's Basilica in Rome seen from the roof of Castel Sant'Angelo.
Author: Wolfgang Stuck
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Copyright License: Public Domain


Moscow Kremlin
Description: Panorama of Moscow Kremlin from Bolshoi Kamenny bridge.
Author: Минеева Ю. (Julmin)
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Copyright License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 1.0


The White House
Description: Executive Residence of the White House Complex, home of the president.
Source: The White House
Copyright License: Public Domain


Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)
Description: The chariot of the Sun God, Apollo himself, rising from the Basin of Apollo at the end of the Great Lawn at Versailles.
Author: Marcia Salviato
Source: Flickr
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Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien
Description: Schoenbrunn palace with park, Vienna.
Author: Gryffindor
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License