Month: September 2016

Some Fun Facts

The Louvre is the largest museum in the world. It displays an estimated 35,000 paintings. It would take 100 days to see everything in the Louvre if you looked at each item for 30 seconds!

The Eiffel Tower was built in between 1887 and 1889. Over 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year. The Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest man made structure for 41 years!

Stonehenge is between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. Some archeologists believe Stonehenge might have been used as a calendar.

Big Ben is 315 feet tall. The faces of Big Ben get cleaned every 5 years.

Venice is built on 117 small islands that are separated by 150 canals.

London is the largest city in Europe. The houses of Parliament has 1,000 rooms, 100 stairways, 11 courtyards, 8 bars, 6 restaurants, and 1,100 offices.

Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926. She is 90 years old.

Anne Frank’s House

*Anne Frank is one of the most famous characters from the holocaust.

*She got a diary for her 13th birthday.

*During the time that the Nazis were capturing everyone, she was forced to hide with her family behind a filing cabinet in her dad’s office.

*Her diary ended on August 1, 1944 due to the Nazis catching her.

*after she was caught, she died of typhus in Bergen Belsen just weeks before the British saved everyone from the camps.

Things I want to See in Europe

Colosseum

*The colosseum was built to hold 50,000 people.

*The construction of the colosseum began in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian.

*Titus, Vespasian’s son and successor completed the construction in 81 AD. It took only 9 years to build.

*60,000 Jewish slaves worked together to build the colosseum out of stone and concrete.

*They used the colosseum for various things such as gladiator fights, animal hunts, and plays.

*In the 390 years that the colosseum was being used, about 500,000 people died and about 1,000,000 animals died.

*In the medieval period, they used the colosseum for many things such as a Christian shrine and workshops.