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FC: Famous Landmarks in Europe Karoli Loot and Alis Riga Mart Reink Gymnasium 7.B

1: Contents 1. Eiffel Tower, France 2. Big Ben, London 3. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy 4. Notre Dame, France 5. Buckingham Palace, London 6. The Colosseum, Italy 7. Stonehenge, England 8. Grand Canal, Italy 9. Parthenon, Greek 10. The Palace of Versailles, France

2: Eiffel Tower, Paris The Eiffel Tower is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

3: Eiffel Tower is Named after it's designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The tower stands 324 meters tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building.

4: Big Ben, London Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world.

5: It celebrated its 150th anniversary in May 2009. | The clock was finished being built on April 10, 1858

6: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. Work on the ground floor began on August 8 in 1173, and the last floor was completed in 1319 .

7: The height of the tower is 55.86 m from the ground on the low side and 56.70 on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 4.09 m and at the top 2.48 m. Its weight is estimated at 14,500 tons .

8: Notre Dame, France Notre Dame is a Gothic, Catholic church Construction began in 1163 The cathedral was complete by 1345.

9: The church is known for its impressive organ system in addition to its magnificent architecture. It has five bells, one weighing as much as 13 tons, that chime the hours of the day.

10: Buckingham Palace, London Buckingham Palace is the London home and primary residence of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster. The palace was designed by William Winde.

11: Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. The building is 108 meters long across the front, 120 meters deep and 24 meters high.

12: The Colosseum, Italy Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.

13: Its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD

14: Stonehenge, England Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire.

15: There is little or no direct evidence for the construction techniques used by the Stonehenge builders. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. Archaeological evidence found by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in 2008 indicates that Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings .

16: Grand Canal, Italy Grand Canal forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city.

17: At one end the canal leads into the lagoon near Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin: in between it makes a large S-shape through the central districts of Venice. It is 3,800 m long, 30–90 m wide, with an average depth of five meters.

18: Parthenon, Greek Parthenon is a temple in the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena.

19: Its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC, although decorations of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC.

20: The Palace of Versailles, France Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometres southwest of the French capital.

21: The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. It was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1624, by Louis XIII . The Palace is known by it's beautiful gardens.

22: Questions 1. How tall is Eiffel Tower ? a) 565 meters b) 324 meters c) 271 meters 2. Where is Big Ben located ? a) in France b) in Italy c) in England

23: 3. How many bells has Notre dame ? a) 5 b) 7 c) 3 4. How many rooms has Buckingham Palace ? a) 533 b) 775 c) 231 5. To who was Parthenon dedicated to ? a) goddess Athena b) goddess Aphrodite c) Zeus

24: Answers 1. b 2. c 3. a 4. b 5. a

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