The seven wonders of theThe seven wonders of the
worldworldTheThe TajTaj Mahal:Mahal: The Taj Mahal was lagging at No.14 w...
Great wall of China: The Great Wall is one of the
existing mega structures and the world's longest human-
made structure, ...
Christ the Redeemer: In Brazil there was a campaign
Vote no Cristo which had the support of private companies.
Leading cor...
Petra : Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan. It is famous
for having many stone structures carved into the rock. The...
Machu Picchu : Machu Picchu was constructed around
1450, at the height of the Inca empire, and was abandoned
less than 100...
Chichen Itza: Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian
archaeological site built by the Maya civilization, located in
the nor...
Colosseum: The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian
Amphitheatre, is a giant amphitheatre in the centre of the
ci...
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The seven recent wonders of the world

  1. 1. The seven wonders of theThe seven wonders of the worldworldTheThe TajTaj Mahal:Mahal: The Taj Mahal was lagging at No.14 withThe Taj Mahal was lagging at No.14 with just 0.8% of the votes one month before the final declaration.just 0.8% of the votes one month before the final declaration. A campaign to publicize the campaign in India gathered speedA campaign to publicize the campaign in India gathered speed and it reached a crescendoand it reached a crescendo inin July 2007 with news channels,July 2007 with news channels, radio stations, and many celebrities asking people to vote.radio stations, and many celebrities asking people to vote. Towards the end of the campaign, 13% of all votes came fromTowards the end of the campaign, 13% of all votes came from India. At the end, the Taj Mahal of Agra got the highestIndia. At the end, the Taj Mahal of Agra got the highest number of votes.number of votes.
  2. 2. Great wall of China: The Great Wall is one of the existing mega structures and the world's longest human- made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhai Pass in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. It is also the largest human-made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass. It has been thus included in the new seven wonders of the world.
  3. 3. Christ the Redeemer: In Brazil there was a campaign Vote no Cristo which had the support of private companies. Leading corporate sponsors including Banco Bradesco and Rede Globo spent "millions" of dollars in the effort to have the statue voted into the top seven. “One morning in June, Rio de Janeiro residents awoke to a beeping text message on their cell phones: “Press 4916 and vote for Christ. It’s free!” After that around 10 million Brazilians had voted in the contest.
  4. 4. Petra : Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock. The long-hidden site was revealed to the Western world by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan joined the campaign to back Petra, Jordan's national treasure. Despite Jordan only having a population of under 7 million people, over 14 million votes were made from the country and was included in the new seven wonders.
  5. 5. Machu Picchu : Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450, at the height of the Inca empire, and was abandoned less than 100 years later, as the empire collapsed under Spanish conquest. Although the citadel is located only about 50 miles from Cusco, the Inca capital, it was never found and destroyed by the Spanish. It is one of the new seven wonders of the world.
  6. 6. Chichen Itza: Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization, located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula, present-day at Mexico. The pyramid itself was the last, and arguably the greatest, of all Mayan temples. The people of Mexico voted for their wonder and included it in the new seven wonders of the world.
  7. 7. Colosseum: The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is a giant amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It was built on a site just east of the Roman Forum, with construction starting between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian.
  8. 8. Balraj ShuklaBalraj Shukla
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