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Architectural Wonders of the 11th Century

The first century after the first millenium, AD, recalls one extremely important event in the History of Western Civilization. The Battle of Hastings took place in 1066; William the Conqueror, a Norman invader from France, defeated the British and became King … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 12th Century

          This was the century of the Crusades, religious battles between East and West over the Holy Land. The first stirrings of the Renaissance were also evident here; the first European universities were established.                1. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 13th Century

                We are now beginning to survey some of the oldest structures that still remain intact. When visitors confront these buildings, they are truly amazed at how long-lasting some places are. They are marvels of construction. Here are my favorites from … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 14th Century

            This century features some remarkable structures, particularly in the Orient. It was a time of great contrast. The Renaissance began, in Italy, but so did the Hundred Years’ War. This century also featured the Black Death which decimated about … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 15th Century

                         In this pivotal century we see many influences of the Renaissance, the burgeoning of the Arts which has become such an influential epoch in the history of the world. Again, many of the edifices that I have listed below … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 16th Century

              This century is replete with significant architectural gems, especially in Europe, where the tradition of elaborate residences and religious structures has drawn tourists from all over the world. Below is my list of the greatest of these treasures, listed … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 17th Century

            The following is my list of the major architectural achievements of the 17th century. There are some extremely notable structures whose existence began during this period.         1. Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark (1606) – This palace was built by Danish … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 18th Century

            A century that presaged the world as we know it, and that witnessed some incredible history is well-represented with interesting and important architectural achievements. Here is my list of the most significant of these accomplishments.           1. Melk Abbey, Melk, … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the 19th Century

              The following is my list of the most significant architectural accomplishments of this important century. Several of the world’s travel icons appear on this list.              1. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France (1806-1836) – This monument to the … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the Twentieth Century

      The following are my choices as the architectural marvels of the 20th century. This century represents a long and distinguished period of distinctive and even monumental architecture. Man reached for the sky during this time, so skyscrapers became a … Continue reading

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