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7 wonders of the world

  1. 1. Statue Of Christ Redeemer Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 1926-1931
  2. 2. o It is 30 meters (98 ft) tall, not including its 8 meters (26 ft) pedestal o It weighs 635 tones o located at the peak of the 700-meter (2,300 ft) Corcovado mount ain in the Tijuca Forest National Park o The statue was sculpted by the French artist Paul Landowski. o It is a statue of Jesus Christ o It is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world o 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world  Local engineer Heitor da Silva Costa designed the statue
  3. 3. MACHU PICCHO PERU, SOUTH AMERICA 1438–1472
  4. 4. o Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site o located 2,430 meters (7,970 ft) above sea level o It is situated on a mountain edge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru o Often referred to as the "City of the Incas“ o The Incas built the estate around 1450, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest
  5. 5. THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA EAST-TO-WEST LINE ACROSS THE NORTHERN BORDERS OF CHINA 1368-1644
  6. 6. o The Great Wall of China is approximately 8,851.8 km (5,500 miles) o It is the world's longest human-built structure o It is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials o It was build to protect the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups o It starts from Hushan in the east to Jiayuguan Pass in the west traversing Liaoning, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai.
  7. 7. PETRA JORDAN 100 BC
  8. 8. o The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812 o It was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt o It was described as "a rose- red city half as old as time” o It is the capital of the Nabataeans and the center of their caravan trade o The Nebataean people conducted business in Petra, making it an important silk and spice trade city o Petra is a Greek word, meaning 'stone’ o a historical and archaeological ci ty in the Jordanian governorate of Mayan o And is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system o It lies on the slope of Mount Hor
  9. 9. CHICHEN ITZA MEXICAN STATE OF YUCATÁN 600 A.D.
  10. 10. o Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization o The site exhibits a huge numbers of architectural styles o Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities o The ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property
  11. 11. COLOSSEUM ROME, ITALY 70-80 A.D
  12. 12. o The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in the world o It is an elliptical amphitheatre and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering o Capable of seating 50,000 spectators o the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as, animal hunts, executions, re- enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology
  13. 13. TAJ MAHAL AGRA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA 1648 A.D.
  14. 14. o The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum o It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal o Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their 14th child, Gauhara Begum o Shah Jahan's grief illustrate the love story traditionally held as an inspiration for Taj Mahal o Throughout the complex, passages from the Qur'an are used as decorative elements

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