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View Resource Aga Khan Visual Archives

This site is the homepage for the excellent collection of textual and visual resources on Islamic architecture at MIT's Rotch Library. For internauts, the highlight of the site is the World-Wide Tour of Islamic Monuments, which contains 167 sample images from the collection. These are divided into religious architecture, organized alphabetically by country or architectural feature, and...

http://libguides.mit.edu/c.php?g=176011&p=1158761
View Resource Mystic Places

This Website from The Discovery Channel of Canada explores "some of the world's most enigmatic places." It features separate sections on three famous sites -- Easter Island, Nazca Lines, and Stonehenge -- discussing the construction, cultural significance, and physical history of the extraordinary structures erected at each. The site also offers a slideshow presenting dozens of dramatic...

https://www.discovery.ca/
View Resource Secrets of Lost Empires: Pharaoh's Obelisk

From PBS and WGBH Boston, this companion Website to the NOVA program "Pharaoh's Obelisk," (scheduled to rebroadcast on July 23, 2002) combines material from the show with fun features including two games (requiring Shockwave): How Big Were They, which uses an object to measure the weight of an obelisk in elephants; and Lever An Obelisk, which attempts to lift an obelisk using as few blocks as...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/obelisk/
View Resource Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall is an historical monument built by the Romans in Britain and spans more than 2,000 years of history. Standing as a "reminder of past glories of one of the world's greatest civilisations," the Wall is equipped with museums, forts, and events that bring Roman history to life. Designed by the World Heritage Site, this Web site offers tourist information (such as travel and hotel...

http://hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/
View Resource Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon Screenshot

Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Chaco Canyon is a shallow, ten-mile canyon accessible only by washboard dirt roads. It is an area of tremendous cultural importance, as it was once the center of an elaborate system of buildings, roadways, and other construction. Intense building activity continued at the site until about AD 1150, and then it was quickly abandoned. Today, it is a...

http://www.exploratorium.edu/chaco/