The Temple of Hephaestus

Temple of Hephaestus

Constructed two years before the renowned Parthenon, the Temple of Hephaestus is a Doric temple, the best and most beautifully preserved structure Greek structure in the world. It was dedicated to the ancient god of fire Hephaestus and the patron of arts and pottery Athena. Pericles, an Athenian politician, sponsored the project, … Read more

History of the United States Capitol Building

United States Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building is one of the most culturally symbolic and architecturally stunning buildings in the nation. The familiar landmark in Washington, D.C. started its history in 1973 and was a product of significant construction periods, being built, burnt, reconstructed, expanded, and restored in different eras. Now, for over two … Read more

The History of Lord Hill’s Column


Standing as the tallest Doric column in the world, the Lord’s Hill Column is one of the most renowned landmarks in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It is outside Shirehall and measures 133 feet and 6 inches (40.7 meters) high, with a 17-foot (5.2 meters) statue on its top. A memorial column, it erected … Read more

History of the Lincoln Memorial


The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most astounding memorials in the United States, and one of only several made as a tribute to an American President. Dedicated in 1922, it honors President Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s preserver, and the Great Emancipator during the Civil War. Proponents and builders of the structure … Read more