A campaign launched by Swiss Foundation in the year 2000 to determine New 7 wonders of world, selecting them out of 200 existing monuments around the world. Bernard Weber, a Canadian-Swiss and the New 7 Wonders Foundation (N7W) based in Zurich, Switzerland organized a poll via free Web-based voting and small amounts of telephone voting too. Around 100 million votes were recorded on internet or text message, and people around the world agreed with that. The closing decision was declared in the year 2007, appreciated with cheers as well as received some taunts too. But after all this we finally got our 7 wonders i.e., Great wall of China, Chichen Itza, Petra, Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum and Taj Mahal.
GREAT WALL OF CHINA
Must be thinking, what is there to talk about a wall? Great is just a small word for this wall build in China. One of the tremendous projects which gave us the longest building ever constructed. It is claimed that The Great Wall of China is 5,500 miles (8850 kms) long in length. The project began in 7th century and continued for 2000 years. Thought the wall was constructed parallelly to prevent raid and incursion but the wall couldn’t succeed to provide the security.
Chichen Itza is situated in Mexico on Yucatan Peninsula in Mayan city. Developed in the 9th and 10th centuries CE. The steps of pyramid EI Castillo (the castle) which is 24 meters above the plaza. The total 365 steps feature the numbers of days in a year. During the spring and autumn season the setting sun throws the shadow on the pyramid gives the illusion of snake moving smoothly.
Petra, the ancient city is in remote valley settle in the middle of the sandstone mountains and cliffs. In addition, there is a water system constructed only for gardening and farming. City began to turn down when trade direction shifted, it was also hit by an earthquake in 363 CE and Petra was slowly abandoned.
It is in Peru near Cuzco. Machu Picchu was discovered in the year 1911 by Hiram Bingham. He believed that it is a shelter to “virgins of the sun” women who gives their lives to God, and helps in preprint ritual food, weaving the garment use for rituals etc. Nearly in the year 2000 a crane was use for ad fell and left the monument cracked.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER
Christ the redeemer 98 feet tall, excluding the base which is about 26 feet high, and it’s expanded arms spreads about 92 feet. It is counted in world’s largest art sculpture. Redeemer is build-up of reinforced concrete and approx. six million tiles are used to cover it. In the year 2014 during the storm Redeemer’s right thumb got damaged.
Vespasian order to build the Colosseum in Rome by a feat of engineering. The amphitheatre measures 620 by 513 feet with the capability of holding 50000 people, who can watch variety of events. Over 5,00,000 people died in Colosseum. Some of the animal species became extinct.
Taj Mahal is considered as one of the iconic monuments in the history. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 20,000 workers and 22 years to construct this magnificent mahal. This mahal is made of white marble with floral pattern.