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20 Pics That Help Us to Answer the Question, “What Was It Like in the Past?”

Most of us have an idea of how the Eiffel Tower or the Great Wall of China look today. However, 100 years ago many popular today sights looked absolutely different. For example, in 1911 the researcher Hiram Bingham discovered the city of ancient America — Machu Picchu — completely hidden by thickets of bushes and trees.

We at Bright Side dug through archives and found 20 old photos of world-famous objects and compared them with how they look today.

1. Colosseum, Rome, Italy

2. Eliseyev Emporium, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

3. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

4. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

5. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

6. Machu Picchu, Peru

7. Aoba Castle, Sendai, Japan

8. Alkmaar railway station, Alkmaar, Netherlands

9. The center of Nijmegen, Netherlands

10. “Le Lapin Agile”, a cabaret on Paris’ Montmartre hill, France.

11. Avenue d’Iéna with a view of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France.

12. Road of the Conciliation, Rome, Italy

13. The Byzantine aqueduct, Selçuk, Turkey

14. Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland

15. Schwabentor, Freiburg, Germany

16. Town Square, Traunstein, Germany

17. Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

18. Great Wall of China, China

19. Louvre Museum, Paris, France

20. Westminster Bridge and Big Ben, London

Have you seen any of these sights in real life? What impressions did you have?

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