7 attractions that have earned the title of 7 new wonders of the world

7 attractions that have earned the title of 7 new wonders of the world The traditional list of wonders of the Ancient world, which everyone has heard about, was formed in the era of Alexander the Great. It included the hanging gardens of Semiramis, the statue of Zeus, the temple of Artemis, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Pyramid of Cheops, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Over time, many other equally grandiose structures were erected. And a new list of 7 wonders of the world was compiled by the method of all-planet voting.

The Colosseum. The world-famous arena is officially called the Flavian Amphitheater. Despite the fact that the building is more than 2000 years old, it was destroyed not by time, but by an earthquake and local Romans. As a result of the natural disaster, the southern part of the Colosseum was damaged and the residents began to use the broken stones for household needs.

The Great Wall of China. One of the largest buildings on the planet was built over two millennia. It stretches for 9 thousand kilometers. An interesting fact – during the construction of the wall, workers used an unusual mixture consisting of rice porridge and slaked lime.

Machu Picchu. In Peru, 6 kilometers from the village of Aguas Calientes, there are the ruins of an ancient city that attracts millions of tourists every year. One mysterious story is connected with the ancient settlement. The first historical mention of the settlement dates back to the middle of the XV century. After the Spanish invasion of the Inca Empire, all the inhabitants of the city mysteriously disappeared. And Machu Picchu itself was closed from prying eyes until 1991, when it was discovered by American archaeologists.

The Taj Mahal. Compared to other wonders, the grand structure was erected in the blink of an eye. In just 20 years, a luxurious mausoleum, spacious parks, swimming pools and guest houses were created. The Taj Mahal was built by the ruler of India, Shah Jahan, in memory of the loss of his beloved wife.

Peter. The ancient capital of the Nabataean kingdom became widely known after the release of a series of films about Indiana Jones. Many still do not believe that the temples created by man in stone blocks are a reality, and not beautiful scenery. For a long time, Petra was hidden from the whole world, until in 1812 it was discovered by the Swiss archaeologist Burhardt.

Chichen Itza. Many tourists. Those who come to rest in the main resort area of Mexico – Cancun, travel hundreds of kilometers to see the sacred Mayan city live. The architecture of the unique settlement has preserved traces of two civilizations – the Maya and the Toltecs.

Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Towering on Rio de Janeiro, the building is known all over the world and is one of the main symbols of Brazil. The journey to the statue itself is a real adventure – the transport of tourists is carried out by means of an electrified railway. And from the upper observation decks, you can enjoy stunning views of the city and its surroundings.

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