Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pictures of New Seven Wonders of The World

Below are pictures of the new seven wonders of the world. They are chosen by polls from the public, organized by a Swiss corporation called New Open World Corporation. The selection was made by free and paid votes, through telephone or online.

1- Petra (Jordan)

From Wikipedia - Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock.


2- Machu Picchu

From Wikipedia - Machu Picchu sometimes called the “Lost City”, is a pre-Columbian city created by the Inca Empire. It is located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft) on a mountain ridge. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cusco.


3- Chichen Itza

From Wikipedia - Chichen Itza or “At the mouth of the well of the Itza”, is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucat√°n Peninsula, present-day Mexico.


4- Taj Mahal

From Wikipedia - The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.


5- Colosseum

From Wikipedia - The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is a giant amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.


6- Great Wall of China

From Wikipedia - The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties.


7- Statue of Christ the Redeemer

From Wikipedia: Statue of Christ the Redeemer, is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 38 m (105 feet) tall, weighs 700 tons and is located at the peak of the 700-m (2296-foot) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city.


And if you are wondering why there are no pyramids in this list, the answer is very easy. The Giza pyramids are incomparable and it does not have to compete. It were assured of retaining its status in addition to the new seven wonders. After all, it is the only surviving structures of the ancient seven wonders of the world.

And here it is, the Giza Pyramids picture:


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