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Five ancient endangered monuments, Part 4

  

Ancient statue of the Sphinx.

5. Sphinx, Giza, Egypt

  

  

Built in the ancient Egyptian period, known as the old Kingdom period (ca. 2686-2134 BC), The great Sphinx now is crumbling before our very eyes. Its location, The Giza Plateau, has oblique relief aimed at East. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

 

Five endangered world heritage sites, Part 3

Majestic Ulysses Grand Memorial.

3. Ulysses Grand Memorial (Washington, District of Colombia)

Ulysses s. Grant Memorial is located across the street from the Capitol building and is a shining example of negative effects, which acid rain have on bronze. Bronze is a metal mainly consisting of copper and a small amount of Tin and doesn't like acid. Read the rest of this entry »

Пять древних памятников, которые исчезают, Part 2

The Ancient Temple of Epicurus Apollo.

2. Храм Эпикура Аполлона, Эйра, Greece

The Temple of Epicurus Apollo was dedicated to Apollo after locals survived the deadly epidemics, who have hit this area. It is located in a hilly area in Greece, At about the height 1131 m above sea level. Read the rest of this entry »

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