Man Made Wonders on Planet Earth

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Seven Wonders of the World is exclusive pieces of architecture and was built after lots of efforts .Every structure holds its own importance and there is a tale associated with each one of them. In the olden times Greeks compiled a list of such wonders which included objects made by human beings that were considered important because of their size or some other unusual quality, these are now known the ancient wonders of the world. These wonders comprise of Pyramid of Egypt a group of three pyramids, Khufu, Khafra, and Menkaura located at Giza, Egypt, outside modern Cairo, is often called the first wonder of the world. Hanging Gardens of Babylon often listed as the second wonder, these gardens, which were located south of Baghdad, Iraq, Statue of Zeus (Jupiter) at Olympia - Phidias (fifth century B.C.) built this 40-foot high statue in gold and ivory. All trace of it is lost, except for reproductions on coins. It was located in Olympia, Greece. Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus - The temple was a beautiful marble structure, begun about 350 B.C., in honor of the goddess Artemis located in Ephesus, Turkey. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - This famous monument was erected in Bodium, Turkey, by Queen Artemisia in memory of her husband, King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor, who died in 353 B.C. Colossus at Rhodes - This bronze statue of Helios (Apollo), about 105 feet high, was the work of the sculptor Chares. He worked on the statue for 12 years, finishing it in 280 B.C. Pharos of Alexandria - Sostratus of Cnidus built the Pharos during the third century B.C. on the island of Pharos off the coast of Egypt.

In year 2007 seven wonders foundation came up with new Seven Wonders of the World which included monuments like Chichen Itza is the religious center more amazing of the Mexican history and one of citadels Mayan more ancient. Christ the Redeemer, the most important monument of the Catholic parishioners waits for the visitors of the whole world with the opened arms. Great Wall of China One of the most famous structures of the world and unique human structure that can be seen from the space. Machu Picchu One of the new seven wonders, the most beautiful Inca city and the main archeological site of America. Petra, the giant red mountains and extensive mausoleums are appreciated for being one of the greatest wonders worked by the Nature and the Man. Roman Colosseum An elliptical amphitheatre, the Coliseum is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Taj Mahal or the epitome of love is a magnificent monument that reflects an immense love.

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This article was published on 2012/02/24