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7 Wonders of the World

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Who has not heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, or the Colossus of Rhodes? These and the other the greatest monuments of antiquity, known throughout the world as the ” Seven Wonders of the World “enravish contemporaries. But not only in those ancient times, sculptors, architects and artists have created man-made wonders. But in this post we will discuss the new parts of the world , which were adopted on 7 July 2007.

Machu Picchu – the city of amazing stories and unsolved mysteries. Spanish conquistadors who invaded in the XVI century, the territory of modern Peru, have not been able to find this fortress, which hid the Incas, who did not want to submit to foreign domination. For over three hundred years, he was in every sense of the word “lost city” – no one suspected its existence. Consider that the last occupant died of Machu Picchu to the beginning of the XVII century, and it was officially opened by Hiram Bingham only July 24, 1911.

Great Wall of China – a kind and very large ancient architectural monument . It is located in the northern part of China near Beijing. The length of this structure is about nine kilometers, Wall length of more than 8851 kilometers.

Coliseum – one of the most unique buildings in the world. This is the most enormous of ancient Roman amphitheater. The construction giant has started in 70 AD under the direction of the Emperor Vespasian, and completed it by his son, Titus in 80g. Originally “Colosseum” was called the Flavian Amphitheatre (the generic name of the creator). The current name is used, starting with the VIII century, and was probably from the enormity of its size, or the fact that he was standing near a giant statue of Nero.

Approximately 120 km south-east of the city of Merida are the ruins of the ancient city of Chichen Itza. This most famous Mayan archaeological site in the period and the state of Yucatan, Mayans were an ancient civilization of southern Mexico and other South American countries – Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador. In our times, there are around 6 million descendants of the Maya who speak many different dialects. The most distinguished among them the Temple of Kukulkan – Pyramid of 9 degrees in height of 24 meters. It is surprising that in the days of the fall and spring equinoxes, the sun’s rays illuminate the stairs of the pyramid in such a way as to form an image of seven isosceles triangles that make up in turn, the body of 37-meter snake crawling as you move your head to the sun, dug into the stone at the base of ladder.

The legendary Taj Mahal located near Agra, for some reason often referred to as a temple. General – is the mausoleum-tomb of Mumtaz Mahal – wife of Shah Jahan, the ruler of the Mughal dynasty. 22 years (1630-1652) more than 20 thousand people., including the best architects and architects of India, Persia and Samarkand, created this ethereal-laced marble monument of love Muslim Mughal ruler Shah Jahan.

A rare monument of history and civilization is Peter – the mysterious walled city, the capital or Graveyard of ancient powers. Formed more than four thousand years ago, Petra is located in a mountainous location in Wadi Musa, and combined with external countries only a limited kilometer gorge Es-sik, over which hang down the cliff, almost close. Uncountable (over 800!) Sacred temples and tombs, water channels and storage benches traders, general building – all this is done in an unusual reddish cliffs.Here is a temple complex of Petra in Jordan.

It is surrounded by a semicircle of mountains that grew directly out of the azure depths of the bay and from the sea like a trimmed with white sandy beaches edged in dark green trees. Symbol of the city is considered to be a statue of the Savior, which is on top of the Corcovado hill at an altitude of 704 meters. The height of the statue – 30 meters not counting the seven-meter pedestal. A word of Corcovado means “hump” and aptly describes the shape of the hill.

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