New Seven wonders of the world

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New Seven wonders of the world

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  • 1. The New Seven Wonders Of the World The list of New 7 Wonders consists of man-made monuments from all over the world. It is a list compiled by a Swiss-based company called The New Open World Corporation. These seven structures are spread across continents, and were selected by people throughout the world using a voting method. The organizers thought that this will promote global harmony, along with increasing people's knowledge about these historical monuments, some of which are not on their own continent. The list of the seven wonders is given below.

2. 1. Great Wall of China 2. Petra 3. Christ the Redeemer 4. Machu Picchu 5. The Pyramid At Chichen Itza 6. Colosseum 7. Taj Mahal 3. Great Wall of China 4. Great Wall; China DATE OF CONSTRUCTION- :Since 8th century BC[16] LOCATION-CHINA The largest manmade monument ever built at about 4,000 miles in length, the wall was originally built to help create a united defense system and prevent invading Mongol tribes out of China. Construction began around the 8th century B.C. and efforts to revive it took place from 1368 1644 A.D. 5. Petra 6. Petra; Jordan Petra (from the Latin word 'petrae', meaning 'rock') Petra, located on the edge of the Arabian desert, was home to Aretas IV, king of the Nabataeans, who were masters of water technology. The facade of a 138 ft.high Hellenistic temple on the El-Deir Monasteryan example of traditional Middle Eastern culturesits within the Palace Tombs of Petra. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION-: c. 100 BC LOCATION-JORDAN 7. Christ the Redeemer 8. Christ Redeemer; Brazil The 124-foot statue of Jesus stands atop the Corcovado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Built in 1931, it took five years to construct and symbolizes the warmth and welcoming spirit of the Brazilian people. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION-: Opened October 12, 1931 LOCATION-Brazil 9. Machu Picchu 10. Machu Picchu; Peru Machu Picchu, which means "old settlement," is located halfway up the Andes Plateauin the Amazon jungle and above the Urubamba River. Originally a 15th century Incan settlement, the magnificent city was "lost" for three centuries, then rediscovered in 1911. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION-: c. AD 1450 LOCATION-Peru 11. Chichen Itza 12. The Pyramid at Chichen Itza; Mexico Chichen Itza once served as the political and economic center of Mayan civilization. The city housed masterpieces like the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, the Playing Field of the Prisoners and the pyramid of Kukulkan, which was the last Mayan temple. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION-: c. AD 600 LOCATION-Mexico 13. Colosseum 14. Colosseum; Rome Almost every sports stadium today is created based on the design of the Colosseum, built between 70-82 A.D. Located in the center of Rome, the amphitheater could seat up to 50,000 spectators who watched public spectacles like the infamous gladiator fights. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION-: Completed AD 80 LOCATION- Italy Rome 15. Taj Mahal 16. Taj Mahal; India The white marble mausoleum is believed by many to be the best representation of Muslim art in India. The Taj Mahal was built around 1630, an order from Muslim emperor Shah Jahan, to honor the memory of his beloved late wife. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION-: Completed c. AD 1648 LOCATION-INDIA 17. Great Pyramid of Giza 18. Great Pyramid of Giza The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION-: Completed c. 2560 BC LOCATION- Egypt 19. prepared by SHILPA PANJWANI