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I want to tell you about New 7 Wonders of the World. They are: Christ the Redeemer – Статуя Христа-Искупителя Petra – город в скалах в Иордании The Colosseum - Колизей Chichen Itza – Чичен-Ица, город племени майя Machu Picchu – Мачу Пикчу, город племени инков Taj Mahal – Тадж-Махал, дворец в Индии Great Wall of China – Великая китайская стена
Christ the Redeemer Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is made between 1922 and 1931 by French sculptor Paul Landowski and the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. Statue is 30 m tall, not including its 8-metre pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 m wide. The statue weighs 635 tons, and is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado mountain. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.
The Colosseum The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of Rome, Italy. It was made of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The builders began to construct it in 72 AD, and it was completed in 80 AD. The Colosseum could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators.
Chichen Itza It was a large ancient city built by the Maya people. It is located in Yucatán State, Mexico. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities. The ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property. Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico: 1.4 million tourists visit the ruins every year.
Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died giving birth to their 14th child. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632. The mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later.
Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect them. Great Wall also served as a transportation corridor. Archaeological survey found that the entire wall with all of its branches measure out to be 21 196 km.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex in Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. It is 146 m tall. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world. Great Pyramid of Giza
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