Famous Landmarks

Goldman, Phyllis Barkas
January 1997
Monkeyshines on Cultures & Customs From Around the World;1997, p150
Reference Entry
A landmark is a prominent and identifying feature of a landscape. Many landmarks around the world are artistic in their design and/or function. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, bares the carved faces of United States Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The Great Wall of China, is the longest wall in the world. The wall runs through Northern China and stretches over 1,500 miles, roughly following the southern border of the Mongolian plain. The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum (a large tomb) built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz-i-Mahal at Agra in North India.


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