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Fascinating Facts About Historical Landmarks We Just Learned That Made Us Say 'Really?'

List RulesVote up the most surprising facts about these famous landmarks.

Historic landmarks have been attracting tourists for hundreds - in some cases, thousands - of years. Monuments like the Roman Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower are so distinct that you can probably identify them just by their silhouettes - but what do you really know about them?

Everyone enjoys sharing fun facts, and there's a ton of historic landmarks trivia to explore on the Today I Learned subreddit. Below is a selection of some of the coolest - dare we say, monumental - landmark knowledge. Vote up the facts that genuinely surprise you.