THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
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M Jos Ballesteros Elisabeth Puentedura 19-11-07
THE SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS OF THE WORLD1. The Great Pyramid of Giza. 2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 3. The temple of Artemis 4. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. 5. The Tomb of Mausoleum in Halicarnaso 6. The Colossus of Rhodes. 7. The Lighthouse of Alexandria.
THE NEW WONDERS OF THE WORLD1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Great Pyramid of Giza Chichen Itza Colosseum Christ of Redeemer Great Wall of China Machu Picchu Petra Taj Mahal
GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZAThe oldest wonder of the world. The first and largest of three Great Pyramids of Giza. The tallest building in the world until the nineteenth century. Architect: Hemiunu.
CHICHEN ITZAIn Yucatan province One of the main locations of the Mayans
COLOSSEUMIn Rome. Place for fifty thousand viewers. Gladiators fights and public performances.
CHRIST THE REDEEMERIn Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Is located 709 m. above sea level Its builders were: Heitor da Silva Costa, Carlos Oswald and Paul Landowski
GREAT WALL OF CHINAIs an ancient Chinese fortification. It was built to protect the rule of China since the third century BC. It is 7,300 km from east to west.
MACHU PICCHU In the south of Per Is the name of the ancient Inca stone It was used as a religious sanctuary and a palace.
PETRAIn Jordan. Petra means rock in Greek. Its buildings are worked on the same rock in the valley.
TAJ MAHALIn Agra, India Constructed between 1631 and 1654
GOSSIPS1. A hundred million votes came from all over the world. 2. Is the first mega-voting by Internet, phone and text messaging in history. 3. The ceremony of the new wonders announcement was broadcast live on more than 160 television channels to more than 170 countries. 4. Only one of the new seven wonders of the world belongs to a developed country. 5. Five of the New Seven Wonders chosen have already been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.