7 wonders of world(new)
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2. GREAT WALL OF CHINA. The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China . One of the most famous is the wall built between 220206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang This is made up of 6,259.6 km (3,889.5 mi) sections of actual wall, 359.7 km (223.5 mi) of trenches and 2,232.5 km (1,387.2 mi) of natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers. 3. Petra Petra in Greek written as "" meaning rock; Arabic: , Al-Batr . Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans It lies on the slope of Mount Horin a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah the large valley running from the Dead Sea to theGulf of Aqaba 4. Christ the Redeemer. Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (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 5. Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian 15th- century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (14381472). Often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. 6. TAJ MAHAL The Taj Mahal is a white Marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage." Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectura l styles. 7. Chichen Itza Chichen Itza is a large pre- Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatn Peninsula, in the Municipality of Tinm, Yucatn state, present-day Mexico. Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, from what is called In the Mexican Origin, and is reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northern lowlands. 8. Colosseum The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign 9. THIS project is done by