New Seven Wonders of the World announced on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon Презентации создана с использованием материалов из популярной интернет-энциклопедии Wikipedia Автор презентации: учитель английского языка МОУ СОШ с.Весёлый Яр Приморского края Борисова Юлия Николаевна
New Seven Wonders of the World was a project that attempted to update the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a modern list of wonders. A popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon. The Giza Pyramid of Egypt, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, was granted an honorary site. In 2007 the foundation launched a similar contest, called New7Wonders of Nature, which will be (or, already was) the subject of voting until Nov. 11, 2011.
Click the name of the wonder to find it on the map. Then click the flag to find out more about the site. Petra Chichen Itza Machu Picchu the Great Pyramids of Giza The Great Wall of China Taj Mahal Christ the Redeemer (statue) Colosseum
Chichen Itza Chichen Itza, a famous and wonderful monumental site. It was a major site for the Mayans and Aztecs. "El Castillo" (the castle) "El Caracol" observatory temple. Great Ball Court Templo de los Guerreros (Temple of the Warriors) Columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors
Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu towers above the ruins of Machu Picchu Machu Picchu ("Old Peak") is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. The Intihuatana ("sun-tier") is believed to have been designed as an astronomic clock or calendar by the Incas Temple of the Sun Terraced Fields in the upper Agricultural Sector
Petra Petra (Greek "πέτρα" (petra), meaning rock) is a historical and archaeological city in Jordan that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. The Treasury at Petra The narrow passage (Siq) that leads to Petra Petra is known as the Rose-Red City for the colour of the rocks in which Petra is carved According to Arab tradition, Petra is the spot where Moses struck a rock with his staff and water came forth, and where Moses' brother, Aaron, is buried, at Mount Hor, known today as Jabal Haroun or Mount Aaron. Byzantine mosaic in the Byzantine Church of Petra Petra was the main topic in John William Burgon's Poem Petra. To read the poem click here:
Referring to it as the inaccessible city which he had heard described but had never seen. The Poem was awarded the Newdigate Prize in 1845 : It seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone! Not virgin-white like that old Doric shrine, where erst Athena held her rites divine; Not saintly-grey, like many a minster fane, that crowns the hill and consecrates the plain; But rose-red as if the blush of dawn, that first beheld them were not yet withdrawn; The hues of youth upon a brow of woe, which Man deemed old two thousand years ago, match me such marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.
Taj Mahal The Great gate (Darwaza-i rauza)—gateway to the Taj Mahal Interior of the Taj Mahal mosque The Taj Mahal ("crown of palaces") is a white Marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third and favourite wife, Arjumand Banu Begum. She was known as Mumtaz Mahal, which means "beloved ornament of the palace". The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."
Christ the Redeemer Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall A view of the statue, as seen from a helicopter. and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. A panoramic view of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado mountain. In the background is Sugarloaf Mountain (centre) and Guanabara Bay.
Colosseum The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. Today, the Colosseum is a background to the busy metropolis that is modern Rome.
The Great Pyramid of Giza (called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over an approximately 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 metres (480.6 ft), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years, the longest period of time ever held for such a record.
The Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century. One of the most famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Little of that wall remains; the majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming Dynasty.
Click the picture to take a quiz about the site: Taj Mahal Christ the Redeemer Chichen Itza The Great Wall of China The Ancient City of Petra Colosseum Mysterious Machu Picchu Quit
Click your answer. If you guess right letters from “Machu Picchu” will appear. In what modern-day country is Machu Picchu located? Bolivia Chile Peru What civilization is thought to have built Machu Picchu? Mayan Incan Aztec What architectural feature is Machu Picchu widely known for? Largest pyramids Precision stonework, with no mortar between stone joints Mass graves Why was Machu Picchu abandoned? A disastrous fire destroyed much of the town The inhabitants were devastated by European disease caught from the Spaniards No one really knows, but these are all possibilities In what mountain range is Machu Picchu located? Patagonia Amazon Andes When the Spaniards invaded South America in the 16th century, they conquered all the other villages in this empire. Why was Machu Picchu left alone? The Spaniards never found it The Spaniards could not tolerate the high altitude Jungle snakes, piranha flesh-eating fish, and poisonous spiders took a severe toll of the Spaniards
The Great Wall of China
Right The statue is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. The four-month restoration in 2010 involved one hundred people and used in excess of 60,000 pieces of stone, taken from the same quarry as the original statue. Maintenance work needs to be conducted periodically due to the strong winds and rain to which the statue is exposed.
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