New Wonders of World
Certainly, each of you have heard about “7 wonders of the world”. It is a list of attractions of the ancient world: Pyramid of Cheops; Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia; the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of Rhodes; and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Seven is a sacred number of Apollo. But this seven has one drawback. Only one wonder survived until today. Some of the most famous buildings were destroyed before our era.
1 Old and 7 New Wonders of World
In 2007, the New Open World Corporation organized new elections of seven major locations on the planet. And on July 7 the winners were named.
Giza Pyramid Complex
An honorable candidate was the pyramid complex at Giza, which passed from one list to another. Necropolis, which stands majestically in Egypt since ancient times is one of the most visited destinations of the country.
You can see another wonder in Italy. Colosseum, based in the distant 72 th year n . e . is a landmark of Rome. It was the place, where gladiators entertainments and spectacles were held.
Pilgrims had the following words in their songs: “While the Colosseum stands “. That meant, “until the last moment of the world’s existence”.
Great Wall of China
the Great Wall of China also became the winner of the vote in 2007. Its length is almost 5600 miles! Every year it is visited by about 40 million tourists.
The massive construction is surrounded by all sorts of myths. One of them says that a huge fire-breathing dragon paved the way for the workers. Another legend looks more realistic: in a variety of sources you can find information on that the Wall of China can be seen from the moon. But scientists refute this information.
Another well-known architectural masterpiece, Taj Mahal was added to the list of world’s wonders. It is a monument of love and beauty, which keeps the story of Shah Jahan and his wife. He ordered to build something beautiful in her honor. Taj Mahal’s construction lasted for 22 years. Shah and his beloved wife are buried here. “Pearl of India” attracts thousands of tourists.
As you can see, Asia is rich in wonders. Another beautiful place is Petra, a wonderful city in stone in Jordan. This creates the impression of time travel. The ancient city was the capital of Edom, and then the capital of the Nabataean kingdom.
One of the wonders is found in North America. It is Chichen Itza in Mexico. Center of the ancient Maya civilization is a complex of buildings. The most significant building is a pyramid called the Temple of Kukulkan.
Machu Picchu is called the city in the sky and the Lost City of the Incas. This wonder of the world is located in Peru, at an altitude of 8038 feet above sea level. The ninth ruler Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui ordered to build an imperial residence on top of the ridge in 1441.
Statue of Christ the Redeemer
Statue of Christ the Redeemer is located in Rio de Janeiro. This 125-feet building has become a symbol of Brazil. Because of its height, this wonder of the world becomes a victim of lightning about four times a year. Therefore, the Catholic Diocese always keeps the stone to repair it from the damages.
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