11. Chichén Itzá, Mexico
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It’s the second most visited historical site in Mexico. Chichén Itzá, which literally means “mouth of the well of Itzá” is the most iconic of all the structures of the Mayan civilization. Much of the Chichén Itzá has been restored over the years and it is among the top historical monuments in the Americas.
12. The Colosseum, Rome
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No world monuments list will be ever complete without the Colosseum. The Roman Empire spread across several continents. The historical monuments today give us an idea about the power the empire wielded. The Colosseum was built in 70AD as an amphitheater where gladiatorial battles were staged. It could hold close to 80,000 spectators. The design and construction of the monument leaves visitors spellbound and is the best example of Roman architecture. You can almost feel the atmosphere of spectators watching the fights when you walk on its ramparts.
13. The Statue of Liberty, USA
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A more recent addition to the list of the historical monuments of the world, the Statue of Liberty was gifted by France to the US. It’s today an universal symbol of democracy and freedom. The statue was dedicated to the people of the US on 28 October, 1886, and was recognized as a National Monument in 1924. It was restored on 4 July 1926 for her centennial.