New 7 Wonders of the World since 2007
Must-know information from the Wikipedia website:
The New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) was a campaign started in the year 2000 to choose seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing nominated monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon. (The capital of Portugal)
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But before we start, it is useful and somehow an act of respect, to have a quick look over the classic Seven Wonders of the Ancient Era, that were raised on this throne hundreds of years ago. In a random list, here are the seven old marvels:
1. Colossus of Rhodes.
2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia.
4. Lighthouse of Alexandria.
5. Great Pyramid of Giza.
6. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
7. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
So let’s begin discovering our listing as it appears in the New7Wonders Foundation journal:
1- CHRIST THE REDEEMER, RIO-BRAZILAlthough it is not a very new sight, the sculpture was inaugurated in October. 12, 1931 on the highest summit of Cordova Mountain, raising his arms over the famous Rio’s bay.
It was the biggest art-deco sculpture in the world, at that time.
We could use a kind of train passing through a wide evergreen forest to reach the base of the statue, 2350 feet up to the mountain.
A panoramic elevator and a motorized stair were added later in September 2002, making the ride of 220 steps to the top much easier for visitors.
Brilliant throughout the day, charming and glittery once dark, make this monument deserves its new nomination.
2- THE ROMAN COLOSSEUM, ITALY
Built on the location of a large lake in the center of Rome, it had been the foremost spectacular building of the Roman Empire.
It sometimes started with humorous plays, and displays of animals and then escalated to "fights-to-the-death" between animals and between Gladiators and animals, or sometime between Gladiators themselves.
3- THE GREAT WALL of CHINA
4- MACHU PICCHU, PERU
Machu Picchu set high within the mountain range Mountains, lies 43 miles northwest of town at the highest of a ridge, within the Urubamba natural valley.
5- CHITZEN ITZA, MEXICO
6- PETRA, JORDAN
7- The Taj Mahal, INDIA
It's a sepulture or tomb that homes her grave and it is coated entirely with white marble.
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