What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?


The first ‘ seven 
prodigies of the ancient world ’ list was made  further than 2000 times agone , by  audacious Hellenic  trippers 
who marveled at the world’s most 
inconceivable man- made constructions. Since  also, 
utmost of the original list have been destroyed, away from the Great
Aggregate of Giza. In 2001, Swiss- born, Canadian filmmaker Bernard Weber set
up the New7Wonders Foundation to find a new seven  prodigies of the world for the  ultramodern 
period, asking members of the public to cast their votes. After months
of deliberating,  mooting and shortlists,
these are the  emotional feats that made
the final cut.

1. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum is the great round  theater 
in the center of Rome where 
pugilists once fought for their life. The largest  theater 
ever  erected, it was constructed
from beach and gravestone over eight times, from AD72 to AD80. The colossal
structure could hold,000  observers,
arranged in a  indirect ring around the
central stage. Dramatic and  occasionally
horrifying events took place then, not just 
confrontational games, but also Classical plays, beast hunts and  prosecutions. Some say water was indeed
pumped into the arena to  legislate
mock  ocean battles. incompletely damaged
by earthquakes and gravestone  stealers
over the centuries, the Colosseum is still an iconic  memorial of Roman history, visited by
thousands of excursionists every time, so it stands to reason it would make the
list of  moment’s seven  prodigies of the world.

2. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a huge  hedge that spans thousands of  long hauls along China’s  major northern border. Created over glories,
the wall began its life as a series of 
lower walls dating back to the 7th century BCE,  erected as defensive  walls against 
vagrant raids. In 220 BCE, China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang  manipulated the  junction of all China’s walls into one
almighty  hedge, strengthening and
extending the wall to keep out northern 
raiders. moment the wall is 
honored as one of the seven 
prodigies, which, including all its branches, measures a
whopping,171  long hauls.

3. The Taj Mahal, India

famed Taj Mahal( Persian for Crown of Palaces) is the stunning white
marble tomb on the bank of the Yamuna River in the  megacity of Agra, and it has been  named as one of the seven  prodigies of the world. Mughal emperor, Shah
Jahan  erected the  tabernacle as a  grave for his cherished  woman Mumtaz Mahal, who  failed during 
parturition in 1631. A marble 
grave in the center is  girdled by
42 acres of grounds, where  auditoriums ,
a synagogue , guest house and pool complete the complex. The entire  design took over 22 times to complete by,000
workers at a cost of 32 million rupees( aroundUS$ 827 million by  moment’s 
norms). But the hard work paid off – 
moment the Taj Mahal is honored
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a vital 
element of India’s rich Mughal history.

4. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

The totemic statue of Christ the Redeemer stands
over Rio de Janeiro on the top of Mount Corcovado. At 30  measures altitudinous, this monument is an
iconic  hallmark of Brazil. This huge
public artwork was designed by the Polish- French sculptor Paul Landowski in
the 1920s and completed by Brazilian 
mastermind Heitor da Silva Costa, and French  mastermind Albert Caquot in 1931. Made
from  corroborated concrete  sheathe 
in over 6 million soapstone penstocks, Christ the Redeemer is the largest
Art Deco form in the world. erected just after the end of the First World War,
the form was an overwhelming symbol of Christianity and hope when the world had
been brought to its knees, so its no surprise that this monument made the list
for  moment’s seven  prodigies.

5. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is a lost treasure of the 15th
century, a rare  stronghold discovered
high in the Andes mountains above the Peruvian Sacred Valley. Amazingly, it’s
one of the onlypre-Columbian  remains  set up nearly 
complete, featuring 
substantiation of former forecourts, 
tabernacles, agrarian  sundecks
and homes. Archaeologists believe the 
stronghold was  erected as an
estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in around 1450 in polished drystone
walls. The Incas abandoned the  point a
century  latterly and it remained  retired for glories, before being brought to
public attention by American annalist Hiram Bingham in 1911. Because of this
remarkable preservation, it’s 
honored  moment as one of the
seven  prodigies.

6. Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Deep in the Mexican state of Yucatán lies Chichen
Itza, a  major Mayan  megacity 
erected between the 9th and 12th centuries. Constructed by
thepre-Columbian Mayan  lineage Itzá,
the  megacity includes a series of
monuments and  tabernacles. The most  famed is El Castillo, also known as the
Temple of Kukulcan. It’s a huge step aggregate in the center of the  megacity which was  erected as a 
spiritual  tabernacle to the god
Kukulkan. In total, the entire 
tabernacle features 365  way, one
for each day of the time. Indeed more impressively, during the spring and
summer equinoxes,  autumn sun casts
triangular  murk down the aggregate’s
north stairway that act a feathered serpent 
snaking down its  face, heading
towards a gravestone snake head at the base – no wonder it’s one of the
seven  prodigies  moment!

7. Petra, Jordan

Petra, the ancient  megacity in southern Jordan is also known as
the ‘ rose  megacity ’ for its
golden  tinge. It dates as far back as
312BC. Set in a remote  vale, this
ancient  megacity was  innovated by the Arab Nabataeans, a
sophisticated civilization who sculpted stunning armature and complex aqueducts
out of  girding  gemstone faces. The Nabateans also
established Petra as a successful trade 
mecca, earning vast wealth and a booming population before being wiped
out by earthquakes. Unknown to the Western world for centuries, the  megacity was uncovered in 1812 by Swiss
discoverer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. 19th century  minstrel and scholar John William Burgon
described Petra as “ a rose-red  megacity
half as old as time. ”

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