Name These Famous Tombs
One of the most famous tourist destinations, and a gorgeous work of architecture, what is the name of this tomb that holds the remains of an emperor and his favorite wife?
- Built in 1632, the Taj Mahal was created to hold the earthly remains of Emperor Shah Jahan's favorite wife, named Mumtaz Mahal, as well as the man himself. It is one of the most popular places for people to visit in India.
This famous tomb is possibly best known for the large army of terracotta warriors that were unearthed within, but do you know the name of this complex in China?
- Also called the Mausoleum of the First Quin Emperor, this UNESCO World Heritage site is both intriguing and awe-inspiring, having existed for thousands of years.
In Uzbekistan, this colorful necropolis holds the remains of famous leaders and unknown individuals alike and was built over time between the 1300s and 1500s. What is it called?
- This complex possibly even contains the cousin of Islam's founder, Muhammad, making it a location of pilgrimage for many people.
Hadrian, a prolific Roman emperor, commissioned this mausoleum in Rome to eventually house his remains and those of his family in mid-100 AD. What is it called?
- A combination of fortress and castle, this detailed structure was the tallest building in Rome at one point, existing as a museum today.
Holding the preserved remains of one of the country's most famous leaders, this tomb is a large and elaborate building in Moscow's Red Square— can you name it?
- Since his death in 1924, Lenin's body has been on display within this mausoleum, carefully preserved for viewers to marvel at his lifelikeness.
Can you name this geometric tomb that was created for the ruler of one of the most influential and imperial dynasties in ancient times?
- One of the wonders of the world and still a mystery in terms of construction, the pyramid complex was originally built for the Pharoah Khufu, his family, and select nobles.
Nestled in the middle of ornate gardens, this tomb is less extravagant than others in the world but still boasts some gorgeous decor and architecture, housing the remains of the 17th-century Emperor of Pakistan. What is it called?
- Visitors can also tour the adjacent Tomb of Nur Jahan, where the Emperor's wife is interred near her husband.
In Bejing, you can find this large tomb containing the preserved body of the country's former leader, in the middle of Tiananmen Square. What's the name?
- Like Lenin, Mao Zedong lies in state within his mausoleum, housed in a crystal coffin and carefully embalmed.
As one of the most important sites for Shi'ite Muslims to make pilgrimages and connect deeper with their religion, this tomb is where the third Imam of Islam is buried. What is it called?
- With elegant architecture and vibrant colors, this shrine is truly a gorgeous sight for pious and non-Muslim visitors alike and is the third holiest site for the faithful after Mecca and Medina.
Though no body is buried here, this location is a famous and important place for Catholics, Christians, Greek Orthodox, and other religious groups. What is it known as?
- In the old city of Jerusalem, this church is said to stand on the spot where Jesus was crucified at Golgotha and is the destination of many pilgrimages.