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The new seven wonders of the world  was announced on Saturday in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

    Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer, Peru's Machu Picchu, Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid, Jordan's Petra, the Colosseum in Rome and India's Taj Mahal were also chosen as the modern-day seven wonders of the world, according to a global vote by about 100 million Internet and telephone voters.

Following are some details about the new seven wonders:

The Great Wall of China

           

   The Great Wall is the world's longest human-made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km from Shanhai Pass in the east to Lop Nur in the west of China, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. It is also the largest human-made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass.

    The Wall was classified a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1986


The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

       

    Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 32 meters tall, weighs 700 tons and is located at the peak of the 700-meter Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city.

    As well as being a potent symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.


The Incan ruins of Machu Picchu

         

    Machu Picchu, a pre-Columbian city created by the Inca, is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km northwest of Cusco. Forgotten for centuries by the outside world, although not by locals, it was brought back to international attention by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911, who made the first scientific confirmation of the site and wrote a best-selling work about it.


The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico
          

    Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization, located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula, present-day Mexico.

    The Maya name "Chichen Itza" means "At the mouth of the well of the Itza." Although this was the usual name for the site in pre-Columbian times, it is also referred to in the ancient chronicles as Uucyabnal, meaning "Seven Great Rulers."


The pink ruins of Petra in Jordan

                 

    Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains that form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock. The long-hidden site was revealed to the Western world by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812.

    Today, the Palace Tombs of Petra, with the 42-meter-high Hellenistic temple facade on the El-Deir Monastery, are impressive examples of Middle Eastern culture.


The Coliseum in Rome

        

    The Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheater, is a giant amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. The amphitheater, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, was completed in 80 A.D. under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign.


th last but not th least!!!Embarrassed3 cheers 4 Taj!!!Big smile

The Taj Mahal mausoleum

                  

    The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632 and was completed in approximately 1648.

    Built out of white marble and standing in formally laid-out walled gardens, the Taj Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India.



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Thx...the Taj is also a "HeartSymbol of LoveHeart" around the world Embarrassed Embarrassed

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gracias.. does anyone have any idea wich order dey were all in.. cyuz i heard taj came in foirst n den other ppl say ti camei nin last

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 i voted for the taj mahal

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