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This is the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. While it was in use it would have been able to hold up to 50,000 spectators who would have been watching the games that were held here. The colosseum is most well known for housing gladiator games, the flat space in the center of the Colosseum would have had a stage covered in sand. Now there is only a small section that has a stage, even without it though, you can totally picture what the Colosseo must have looked like when it was in use. It’s a little expensive to visit, (discounts are available, especially if you are a student from the EU, but you need proof of this with ID) but it’s totally worth it! It’s a really cool site and a fantastically preserved piece of the Roman Empire that really allows the visitor a glimpse of the past, and all of the history that has built up to the current city of Rome.

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Night Time at the Eiffel Tower

Taken in Paris. At night time the tower lights up, a beautiful glowing iconic image on the parisian skyline. We went up at night, which I recommend, because the whole city is lit up. Make sure you don’t go too late though, the lift to the top stops selling tickets before 11 (though i’m not sure of the specific time) Another good thing to know; the tickets to climb to the second level (not the top, you need another ticket for that) are cheaper, and the line is usually shorter than the line to take the lift up.

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Sarcophagus

This picture of an Egyptian Sarcophagus lid was taken at the British Museum in London. The British museum (most of the exhibits are free) is absolutely amazing, it has boasts a large collection of antiquities from around the world, but it is particularly well known for its Egyptian antiquity collection. As a result of its popularity, the rooms housing the Egyptian artifacts tend to get seriously crowded. I’d suggest getting to the museum early, and maybe heading here first to avoid the crowds.

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Marine Skull

The skull of a marine iguana taken at the Cal Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California.

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Spotted Eel

Taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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