7 Wonders of the World. By Sonia
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- 1. They are called the new seven wonders of the world.They are the monuments that won an internationalcompetition conducted by a private company namedNew Open World Corporation, and inspired by the listof the Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldCountries that host the New Seven Wonders of the modern world.
2. 1st: MACHU PICCHUMachu Picchu is an ancient Andean village built in the mid-fifteenth century. It was used as a religious shrine. 3. On July 7, 2007 Machu Picchu was declared as oneof the new seven wonders of the modern worldIt is located in southern Peruat an altitude of 2,438meters 4. 2nd: CHICHN ITZChichen Itza is a Mayan city founded around 525 AD as one of the most important political centers of the timeChichn Itz inside 5. It was declared a wonder of the world on July 7, 2007 It is located on the peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico 6. 3rd: COLISEUM OF ROMEThe Coliseum is an amphitheater of the Roman Empire period, built in the first centuryThe Coliseum was used for gladiator fights, hunting animals or simulations of naval battles 7. Inside the Coliseum todayThe Coliseum is located inthe center of the city ofRome, Italy, receiving ayear about 6 million visits 8. 4th: CHRIST THE REDEEMERThe Christ the Redeemer statue is a 38-meter image of Jesus of Nazareth with open arms facing the city and port of Rio de Janeiro 9. It was inaugurated on October 12, 1931. Isconsidered one of the largest statues in theworld. Receives 700,000 visits a year Is located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on an altitude of 709 meters above sea level 10. 5th: PETRAPetra is an important archaeological site. It is a citybuilt, carved and sculpted in stonePetra Inside 11. Founded towards the end of seventh centuryA.C. and chosen as a wonder of the world in2007. It was a religious sanctuary, political andcultural.Its located in Jordan, 200 km south of its capital, Amman 12. 6th: TAJ MAHALThe Taj Mahal is a complex of buildings built between 1631 and 1654 in the city of Agra by an emperor in memory of his favorite wife, which is buried. Taj Mahal inside 13. Is one of the major tourist attractions inIndia, receiving about 7,000,000 visitors a year. It is located in the city of Agra, India 14. 7th: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINAThe Great Wall of China is an ancient fortress built in the V century a.C to protect the northern border of the Chinese empireIs estimated to be 8851.8 km long, although to date only retains 30% of it.Approximately 10 million workers died during construction 15. It is said that the wall is visible from space, buthas been shown to be false The wall runs across northern China from east to west