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The  New  Seven  Wonders  of  World

1.Chichen Itza, Mexico - Mayan City:- Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico. Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic (c. AD 600–900) through the Terminal Classic (c. AD 800–900) and into the early portion of the Postclassic period (c. AD 900–1200). Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities. It was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities.

 

 

2.Christ Redeemer, Brazil - Large Statue:- Christ the Redeemer s an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. It was built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in association with the French engineer Albert Caquot. The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is made of fortified concrete and soapstone.

 

 

3.The Great Wall, China:- The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are collectively referred to as the Great Wall.

 

 

4.Machu Picchu, Peru:- Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Machu Picchu is set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and scenic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.

 

 

5.Petra, Jordan - Ancient City:- Petra originally known as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. It was established possibly as early as the 4th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataean Kingdom. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water flow system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved.It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage". Petra is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan's most-visited tourist attraction.

 

 

6.The Roman Colosseum, Italy:- The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval stadium in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest stadium ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus. The Colosseum is also characterized on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

 

 

7.The Taj Mahal, India:- The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the mausoleum was essentially completed in 1643 but work continued on other phases of the project for another 10 years. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India's rich history. 

 

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