Special Report

Early Photographs of the World’s Most Famous Landmarks

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The Colosseum
> Location: Rome, Italy
> Construction completed: circa 80
> Year of photograph:

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> Location: Rome, Italy
> Construction completed: 125
> Year of photograph: Late 19th century

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Hagia Sophia
> Location: Istanbul, Turkey
> Construction completed: 537
> Year of photograph:

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Angkor Wat
> Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
> Construction completed: circa 1150
> Year of photograph:

Source: By Hiram Bingham III, « Work Accomplished by the Peruvian Expedition of 1912, under the Auspices of Yale University and the National Geographic Society » (see the Rediscovering Machu Picchu in the menu of http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/1913/04/machu-picchu/bingham-photography). - National Geographic, April 1913 : http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/1913/04/machu-picchu/img/22-general-view-machu-714.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1411730 / Wikimedia Commons

Machu Picchu
> Location: Cuzco area, Peru
> Construction completed: circa 1450
> Year of photograph: 1912

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