Martina Laskač 6o7/o8 New 7 Wonders of the World
The Official New 7 Wonders of the World were announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 07.07.07.
7 Wonders were chosen because the original list of Ancient Wonders, drawn up more than 2,000 years ago Why?
After 7 years of campaigning and 100 million votes received, the results of the world’s first-ever global vote were announced in random order. They are all equal – there is no rank among the list. How?
over 6,000 km long • built in the 7th Century BC when China was still divided into many small states • can be seen from space with the naked eye The Great Wall of China
established sometime around the 6th century BC has rock cut architecture and water conduits system chosen by the BBC as one of "the 40 places you have to see before you die" Petra
"At the mouth of the well of the Itza“ • Maya temple-city • Built in the first millennium B.C. • 365 steps in total, one for every day of the year ChichénItzá
39.6 metrestall • It weighs 635 tons • icon of Rio and Brazil • Construction took nine years, from 1922 to 1931 The Statue of Christ Redeemer
Capable of seating 50,000 spectators • completed in 80 AD • remained in use for nearly 500 years • largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire The Colosseum
"The Lost City of the Incas“ located at an altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level built around 1460 most known symbol of the Inca Empire Machu Picchu
built by Mugal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, MumtazMahal • completed around 1653 • Emperior ordered that the hands of the craftsmen and architect be chopped off after building TajMahal, as he did not want them to build another grand monument as this one TajMahal