Petra

History Petra is known as the Rose Red City after the rock coloration the city is carved in to. Located in modern day Jordan, Petra was once the crossroads of trade linking the silk and spice trade routes of China and India to Mediterranean countries such as Egypt, Rome, Greece…

Machu Picchu

History When Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, he revealed an untouched portion of the Incan civilization. Machu Picchu, pronounced MAH-choo PEEK-choo, is located approximately 50 miles northwest of the Incan capital Cusco, on a small remote mountain top overlooking the Urubamba Valley. Macho Picchu is divided into three…

Taj Mahal

History Shah Jahan was emperor during one of the most prosperous periods in the Mughal Empire's history. In 1631, the beloved third wife of Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal, passed away while giving birth to their 14th child. To show his love for Mumtaz, Shah Jahan comissioned the building of the…