SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD Group 2 Maryam Mahnoor Daud and Abdullah Ashiq
WHAT ARE SEVENWONDERS OFTHE WORLD ? The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity, and was based on guide- books popular among Hellenic sight-seers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believeIn the 19th and early 20th centuries, some writers wrote about lists with names such as Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages. However it is unlikely that these lists originated in the Middle Ages because the word medieval was not invented until the Enlightenment-era, and the concept of a Middle Age did not become popular until the 16th century. Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable refers to them
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLDThe seven wonders of the world are: Great Wall of China Petra Christ the Redeemer Machu Picchu Chichen Itza Colosseum Taj Mahal Pyramids of Giza(honorary candidate)
GREAT WALL OF CHINA The wall is not a continuous wall but is acollection of short walls that often follow the crest of hills on the south edge of Mongolian plains .The wall is known as “long wall of 10,000 Li”in china extendsabout 8,850 km or 5,500 miles .the first set of walls design to keep Mongolians out china
PETRA Petra meaning stone is pronounced in arabic albatra is situated in Jordan and is a historical and a archeological city .Famous for rock cutarchitecture .It is symbol of Jordan and a touristattraction.It is a city full of ancient sites . When it was introduced by a Swiss explorer JohannLudwig Burckhardt it was described as A ROSE RED CITY HALF AS OLD AS TIME. Petra was chosen one of the 40 places by BBC as the 40 places you have to see before you die
MACCHU PICCHU Macchu Picchu is a pre columbian 15 century Inca site located 2430 metersabove sea level. Incas start building the state around 1400 AD but abandonedit as an site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of Spanish conquest Mystery Why would these ancient people build a city at such a high and dangerous altitude. Why there are just few skeletal remains most of women?
CHICHEN ITZAChichen Itza was a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic (c.600–900 AD) through the Terminal Classic (c.800–900) and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period (c.900–1200). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in centralMexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representativeof direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporaryinterpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.
COLOSSEUM The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin:Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), 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 Romanarchitecture and Roman engineering. Capable of seating 50,000 spectators,[the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas.
TAJ MAHAL it is known as crown of palaces and was built by emperor Shah Jahan in thememory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took22 thousand labors and 21 years to be completeted
CHRIST THE REDEEMERThe statue of Christ is situated in Rio De Janeiro,Brazil which is the 5 largest statue of Jesus. It is 39.6 meters tall and 635 tonnes heavy and made of concrete; constructed between 1922 and 1931.