Quiz: Which iconic monument was built first?


‘Iconic’ doesn’t do these world-famous landmarks justice, but how much do you really know about them?

Touring historic sites can feel a bit like taking a trip on a city metro. When you get off you know where you are and what’s around you, but you probably have no idea how it relates to where you were before.

In some cities a single day of sight-seeing can yo-yo back and forth through time, spanning entire millennia simply by crossing the street. Perhaps even more surprising are the events that happened simultaneously (did you know that Michelangelo was around at the same time as the Aztecs?)

These historic attractions are as famous as they come, but how old are they? Can you work out which were built first?

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