Jan 192009
 
New 7 Wonders Of The World

New 7 Wonders Of The World

New 7 Wonders of the World

I guess many of you heard about Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World. But do you know that there was a project called “New Seven

Wonders of the World” which attempts to revive the same concept with a list of modern wonders. And the result had been announced on

July 7.2007 in Lisbon, Portugal. These New 7 wonders of the world have been elected by more than 100 million votes through internet

or by telephone.

* Without ranking order.

The Roman Colosseum
The Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum (70 – 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy

The Colosseum, (the Flavian Amphitheatre) is one of Rome’s most famous buildings and enduring monuments to the culture of the ancient Romans. Construction was initiated by the Emperor Vespasian around 72 AD. His son Titus reigned over its completion and the official opening ceremonies, about 8 years later, in 80 AD. It was built near the site of Nero’s Domus Aurea “Golden House”. This is significant in that his successor, Vespasian wanted to erase the memory of Nero’s extravagant reign from the minds of Romans. It got its popular name, the Colosseum, because of Nero’s colossus (120 ft. high) statue of himself, which was nearby. The Colosseum was the Empire’s primary stage for gladiatorial combat for nearly 4 centuries. In a show of Rome’s wealth and extravagance, during the opening ceremonies in 80 AD, 100 days of the games were held.

Pyramid Chichen Itza
Pyramid Chichen Itza

The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The sacred city of the Itza, called Chichen-Itza (chee-chehn eet-sah) in Maya, is located 75 miles east of Merida, the Capital of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. This archaeological site is rated among the most important of the Maya culture and covers an area of approximately six square miles where hundreds of buildings once stood. Now most are mounds, but about thirty may still be seen by tourists.

Petra
Petra

Petra (9 B.C. – 40 A.D.), Jordan

The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value – as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru

The Incan built structure has been deemed the “Lost Cities”, unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Archaeologists estimate that approximately 1200 people could have lived in the area, though many theorize it was most likely a retreat for Incan rulers. Due to it’s isolation from the rest of Peru, living in the area full time would require traveling great distances just to reach the nearest village.

The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 – 1644 A.D.) China

The Great Wall is the world’s longest human-made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total. It is also the largest human-made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass. At its peak the Ming Wall was guarded by more than one million men. Many thousands of Chinese people died as part of the centuries-long project of building the wall.

The Christ Redeemer
The Christ Redeemer

Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Statue of Christ the Redeemer history starts in the XVIth Century when the Portuguese named the mountain Pináculo da Tentação (The Pinnacle [peak] of Temptation), alluding to the Biblical Mountain. This statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de janeiro. Designed by Brazilian.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India

An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

  6 Responses to “New 7 Wonders Of The World”

  1. As much as we’re astonished and amazed by these new 7 wonders, let’s not forgetting the other great wonders which, created by men, and some, unknowingly existed over the years; eventhough most of the times, we’re forgetting God is the big planner, and creator of them all. May God of wonders bless you always! ^^

  2. Dear Ching Ya,
    Thanks for the comment. You’re right, all these Human Wonders were created by Our Almighty God.

    Dear HelloXp,
    Thanks for drop by, I agree with you that God is showing us HIS amazing power to us. We should appreciate it and spread the God’s wonders to all the world

  3. God is so powerful as we can see God’s power every day in creation.

  4. @Tania: Thanks for visiting this blog and glad that you love it. Have a nice day too.

  5. The New Seven Wonders of the World are simply awesome.As I am a muslim so you may have also heard that we,Muslims have also been told by Almighty God in our last Holy book that ”THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA” is one of the biggest sign of the the power and miracle of Him and you will be astonished that we have been told about it for over 1400 years ago.Anyway ya,the collection of the Modern Seven Wonders is super.Keep up th good work guys.

  6. @Junaid Kamran: Thanks for the comment and support. I hope our next generation still able to see all these new or ancient wonders of the world in the future. Let’s pray for it. Have a great day.

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