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World Wonders

  • Christ the Redeemer
    Christ the Redeemer
  • Great Wall of China
    Great Wall of China
  • Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu
  • Petra
    Petra
  • Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza
  • Colosseum
    Colosseum
  • Taj Mahal
    Taj Mahal

Christ the Redeemer ,Brazil

Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Chirist in rio de janeiro, brazil, designed by French sculptor Paul Landowski and created by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, and the French engineer Albert Caquot. The face was designed by the romanian artist Gheorghe Leonida. The statue is thirty meter (98 ft) tall, not including its eight-meter (26 ft) Pedestal, and its arms stretch twenty eight meter (92 ft) wide. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications created by stone, brick,tamped earth, wood, and other materials, which is created 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 seventh century bce; these, later joined together and made larger and stronger, are now collectively called the Great Wall.Especially popular is the wall built 220–206 bce by Qin Shi Huang, the 1st Emperor of China. Little of that wall remains. Since then, the Great Wall has on and off been recreated, maintained, and enhanced; the majority of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynastry. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Machu Picchu ,Peru

Machu Picchu is a fifteenth-century Inca site situated 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.It is situated in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu district in Peru. It is located on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is eighty kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba river flows. Most archaeologists thinks that Machu Picchu was created as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Sometimes mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Petra , Jordan

Petra originally known as Raqmu to the Nabataeans, is a historical and archaeological site in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is popular for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City because of the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

Established as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans possibly as early as 312 BC,it is a icon of Jordan, and also Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction.It located on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Since 1985 Petra has been a UNESCO world heritage site. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Chichen Itza ,Mexico

Chichen Itza  was a large pre-Columbian city created by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is situated in Tinun Municipality, Yucatan State, Mexico. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Colosseum,Italy

The Colosseum or Coliseum also referred as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Created of concrete and sand,it is the largest amphitheater ever created and is considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering ever. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between fifty thousand and eighty thousand spectators,having an average audience of some sixty thousand; it was utilized for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of known battles, and dramas based on classical mythology. The building ceased to be utilized for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for purposes such as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum situated on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658) to house the tomb of his favorite wife of three, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and is widely referred as “the jewel of Muslim art in India“. Designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983, the Taj Mahal attracts about 3 million visitors a year. On 7 July 2007 it was declared one of the Seven winners of new seven wonders of the world (2000–2007) initiative in Lisbon. Courtesy: Wikipedia