The New Seven Wonders of the World..one of them in an Arab country

طقس العرب GO 2021-09-02 2021-09-02T11:05:15Z
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The New Seven Wonders of the World..one of them in an Arab country

Weather of Arabia - The ancient Greeks made a list of the places that man created and believed that people should see them. This list is called the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Greeks chose seven wonders because the number 7 symbolizes perfection in their culture, but most of these landmarks no longer exist, so seven other landmarks have been chosen so far to be the new list of the strangest places man-made.

 

 

New Seven Wonders of the World

 

1. The ancient city of Machu Picchu - in Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu was built by the Inca people in the fifteenth century. The city is located in Cuzco, Peru, at an altitude of 2,340 meters above sea level. Its name means “old mountaintop.” It contains small streets, palaces, temples, gardens, irrigation canals and bathing ponds. Despite its relative isolation in the Andes Mountains, it is characterized by agricultural terraces, squares, residential areas and temples.

 

2. Chichen Itza pyramid - in Yucatan, Mexico

The pyramid of El Castillo, meaning "castle", (24 m) rises above Chichén Itzá in Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was built after the conquest of the ancient Mayan city in the 10th century. As a testament to the astronomical capabilities of the Maya, the structure features a total of 365 steps, which is the number of days in a solar year. During the spring and autumnal equinoxes, the sun during sunset casts a shadow over the pyramid, which gives the appearance of a snake slithering down the northern staircase, ending at the base with the head of a stone snake.

 

3. The Great Wall of China - China

The Great Wall of China may be one of the greatest projects built by man in the world, with a length of about (8,850 km), and work began on it in the seventh century BC and lasted for two thousand years. The structure of the wall features two parallel walls that extend over long distances, an ancient defensive project consisting of watchtowers, strategic corridors and soldiers' barracks.

 

4. Christ the Redeemer Statue - in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer is located on top of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a huge statue of Jesus Christ and is considered a symbol of Christianity and an important landmark in Brazil. Construction began in 1926 and was completed five years later. The monument with the base is 38 meters high and the arms extended (28 meters). The statue is made of reinforced concrete and covered with about six million tiles. Somewhat alarmingly, the statue was often struck by lightning, and in 2014 the tip of his right thumb was damaged during a storm. The statue has religious and cultural significance for the Brazilians, as the base of the statue contains a Roman Catholic church in which weddings and events are held.

 

5. Petra - in Ma'an, Jordan

The ancient city of Petra is located in the Ma’an Governorate in southern Jordan, and it is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, visited by groups of tourists from all over the world because of its unique nature. Carved by the Nabateans more than 2,000 years ago, they dug dwellings, temples, and tombs into sandstone, and built an amazing water system that allowed gardens and agriculture to flourish. The Treasury is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city of Petra, and is one of the most famous human creations in the world.

Not far away you can visit one of the seven wonders of the world - the rose city of Petra - details from here

 

6. The Colosseum - in Rome, Italy

The Colosseum is a huge building that was built more than 2000 years ago. This amphitheater can accommodate about 50,000 people and is 48 meters above the ground. This huge building still reminds us of the greatness of Roman history. The purpose of its construction was to monitor and hunt animals, and the amphitheater was divided into layers. There is a separate square for the ruling emperor with senators and nobles, while the public have their own section. It was called the Arena of Death in Rome and it witnessed many bloody battles. Competitions were held between predators (lions, tigers and crocodiles) and gladiators.

 

7. Taj Mahal - in Agra, India


The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is one of the most famous landmarks in the world and perhaps the best example of Mughal architecture. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658) in honor of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631 while giving birth to her fourteenth child. The complex included her remains in her memory. The complex took about 22 years to build and involved 20,000 workers, and includes a huge garden with a reflecting pond. The mausoleum is made of white marble that features semi-precious stones with geometric and floral patterns. There is an imposing central dome surrounded by four smaller domes, and it is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.

 

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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