The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World And The 7 New Wonders of the World
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The 7 Wonders of the Ancient WorldAnd The 7 New Wonders of the World
By: Jackie Valle
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon, IraqStatue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece
Temple of Artemis, TurkeyMausoleum of Halicarnassus
Colossus of RhodesLighthouse of Alexandria
Great Pyramid of GizaThe Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids.
It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu .
It was constructed over a 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC.
3Jackie ValleHanging Gardens of BabylonThe Hanging Gardens of Babylon, were in Iraq.
They were built by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II.
The gardens were destroyed by several earthquakes.
Statue of Zeus at OlympiaThe Statue of Zeus at Olympia was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias.
It was erected in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece.
The seated statue, 12 meters tall, occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple.
It is believed that the statute was destroyed in a great fire.
Temple of ArtemisThe Temple of Artemis is also known as the Temple of Diana.
It was dedicated to a goddess (in present-day Turkey).
Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the temple remain.
The whole temple was made of marble except for the roof.
6Jackie ValleColossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios.
It was erected in the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos.
Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107ft) high,.
Mausoleum of HalicarnassusThe Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a Tomb in present Turkey
The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythis.
It stood approximately 148ft in height, and each of the four sides was adorned with sculptural reliefs .
Scale model of the Mausoleum at Miniatrk, Istanbul
Lighthouse of AlexandriaThe Lighthouse of Alexandria, is also known as the Pharos of Alexandria.
It was a tower built between on the island of Pharos at Alexandria, Egypt.
It was built to guide sailors into the harbour at night.
The lighthouse was badly damaged by two earthquakes.
The New 7 Wonders of the World
Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, BrazilThe Pyramid at Chichn Itz (Before 800 A.D) Yucatan Peninsula, MexicoThe Roman Colosseum (70-82 A.D) Rome, Italy
The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D) Agra, IndiaThe Great Wall of China (220 B.C. and 1368-1644 A.D)
Petra ,Jordan (9 B.C. 40 A.D.)Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru
Chichn Itz, the most famous Mayan temple city.
It served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization.
The pyramid itself was the last, and the greatest, of all Mayan temples.The Pyramid at Chichn Itz (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
This immense mausoleum was built on the orders of Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim Mogul emperor, to honor the memory of his beloved late wife.
Built out of white marble and standing in formally laid-out walled gardens.
The Taj Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India.The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India
Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, BrazilThis statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall, overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Brazilian Heitor da Silva Costa and created by French sculptor Paul Landowski.The statue took five years to construct.
The Roman Colosseum (70 - 82 A.D.) Rome, ItalyThis great amphitheater in the centre of Rome was built to give favors to successful legionnaires and to celebrate the glory of the Roman Empire. Today, through films and history books, we are more aware of the cruel fights and games that took place in this arena, all for the joy of the spectators.
The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 - 1644 A.D.) ChinaThe Great Wall of China was built to link existing fortifications into a united defense system.
It is the largest man-made monument ever to have been built. It is disputed that it is the only one visible from space.
Petra (9 B.C. - 40 A.D.), JordanPetra is on the edge of the Arabian Desert.
Petra was the glittering capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. to 40 A.D.)
A theater, modeled on Greek-Roman prototypes, had space for an audience of 4,000.
Machu Picchu (1460-1470) PeruIn the 15th century, the Incan Emperor Pachactec built a city in the clouds on the mountain known as Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu means "old mountain.
It was probably abandoned by the Incas because of a smallpox outbreak and, after the Spanish.
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