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This superb temple complex at Srirangam, about three kms from the Rock Fort is surrounded by seven concentric walls with 21 gopurams and is probably the largest in India. Most of it dates from the 14th to 17th centuries, and many people have had a hand in its construction, including the Cheras, Pandyas, Cholas, Hoysalas and rulers from Vijayanagar. The largest gopuram in th...
|The Temple of Derr or el-Derr is a speos or rock-cut temple built by pharaoh Ramesses II in Lower Nubia. It is the only rock-cut temple in Nubia which was constructed by this pharaoh on the right (or east) bank of the Nile and used to stand at el-Derr. The temple's unique position "was probably due to the fact that the river on its approach to the Korosko bend flows in an 'unnatural' south...||01/10/2010||527|
|The Water temple of Zaghouan is usually referred to by its French name, Temple des Eaux, or Temple des Numphes. It dates back to Roman times, and was not a temple, simpy a grand fountain||08/17/2006||680|
|Brihadeeswara Temple or Peruvudaiyaar Koyil is located at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is also known as Rajarajeswaram and is the world's first complete granite temple and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas kingdom Vishwakarmas in temple architecture. It is a tribute and a reflection of the power of its patron RajaRaja Chola I. It remains as one of the greatest glor...||05/28/2011||669|
|Ordered by the Duke of Wellington, Hamilton Fort was designed to repel any attack on the city of Hamilton and its environs. It was completed in the 1870's out of solid rock by the British Army's Royal Engineers.|
Today the fort is a public park.
|The design of the Washington D.C. Temple was patterned after the Salt Lake Temple, with six spires adjoining the building at either end, the tallest of which rises 288 feet over the Washington beltway. It is located on a wooded hill overlooking Rock Creek Park. The Washington D.C. Temple was the first since the Los Angeles Temple to include an assembly hall. More than 750,000 visitors viewed th...||07/18/2005||718|
|Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest of desert forts of the world.It is situated in Jaisalmer city in Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisala. It is situated on Trikuta Hill and had been the scene of many battles. Its massive sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, turning to a magical honey-goldas the sun sets.|
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|Fort Lupin (also called Fort de la Charente) is located on the southern bank the Charente river, built on a rock midway between the river mouth and the first meander toward Rochefort. This position was very good one, allowing the guns of the fort to either enfilade the Charente against ships of the line trying to enter the river or to fire on the rear of any vessels having successfully passed t...||04/03/2007||320|
|Murudeshwara temple, Murudeshwara, Bhatkal, North Karnataka, India. It is located 130 km from Karwar & 145 km from Mangalore, in the middle of Western Ghats, near the Arabian Sea. The most attractive Bhatkal Beach is also a beautiful holy place of Murudeshwar & there is a gorgeous temple on top of small hill by the shore. With the beautiful sea which flow towards the west & rising a...||05/28/2011||385|
|The Toji temple was founded in 823 A.D. by order of Emperor Saga. The temple's formal name is Kyo-o Gokoku-ji, but it is commonly known as Toji, the name meaning East Temple. The pagoda of Toji stands 57 m high, and is the tallest wooden tower in Japan.||10/23/2005||497|
|Wadi es-Sebua, or Valley of the lions (Arab: واديالسبوع), is the site of two New Kingdom Egyptian temples in Lower Nubia at the edge of Nasser lake, including one impressively large temple spéos of Ramesses II. The first temple was built by Amenhotep III and subsequently restored by Ramesses II. In its first stage, this temple "consist...||01/10/2010||516|
|The Temple of Artemis (Greek: Ἀρτεμίσιον Artemision), also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to Artemis completed— in its most famous phase— around 550 BC at Ephesus (in present-day Turkey). Though the monument was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only foundations and sculptural fragments of the...||01/08/2010||687|