Seven wonders of the world

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Seven wonders of the world

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<ul><li> 1. New 7 Wonders Of World</li></ul> <p> 2. Great Wall of ChinaConstructed between the fifth century B.C. and the 16thcentury, the Great Wall is the world's longest human-madestructure, stretching some 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers).The best known section was built around 200 B.C. by thefirst emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di. 3. The Colosseum, Rome,ItalyThe only finalist from Europe to make it into the top seventhe Colosseum in Rome,Italyonce held up to 50,000spectators who came to watch gory games involvinggladiators, wild animals, and prisoners.Construction began around A.D. 70 under EmperorVespasian. 4. Machu Picchu, PeruOne of three successful candidates from Latin America,Machu Picchu is a 15th-century mountain settlement in theAmazon region of Peru.The ruined city is among the best known remnants of the Incacivilization, which flourished in the Andes region of westernSouth America. 5. Petra, JordanPerched on the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was thecapital of the Nabataean kingdom of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. toA.D. 40).Petra is famous for its many stone structures such as a 138-foot-tall (42-meter-tall) temple carved with classical facadesinto rose-colored rock. The ancient city also included tunnels,water chambers, and an amphitheater, which held 4,000people.The Jordanian royal family backed a campaign promotingPetra's selection 6. Chichn Itz, MexicoChichn Itz is possibly the most famous temple city of the Mayas, apre-Columbian civilization that lived in present day Central America. Itwas the political and religious center of Maya civilization during theperiod from A.D. 750 to 1200. 7. Christ the RedeemerThe 105-foot-tall (38-meter-tall) "Christ theRedeemer" statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wasamong the "new seven wonders of the world"announced July 7 following a global poll to decide anew list of human-made marvels. 8. Taj Mahal, IndiaConstruction began in 1632 and took about 15 years to complete. The opulent,domed mausoleum, which stands in formal walled gardens, is generallyregarded as finest example of Mughal art and architecture. It includes fourminarets, each more than 13 stories tall.Shah Jahan was deposed and put under house arrest by one of his sons soonafter the Taj Mahal's completion. It's said that he spent the rest of his daysgazing at the Taj Mahal from a window. 9. Thank You 10. Thank You </p>