World's 7 Manmade Wonders
More than 2,000 years ago, ancient Hellenic tourists compiled the first list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The great wonders of the ancient world are no longer present. A mob, an earthquake, and a fire have all destroyed them. The top 7 global wonders are listed in this article today.
1. Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal between 1632 and 1653 as a mausoleum in memory of his favorite wife. It encompasses an immense area of white marble. Among the world's most beautiful tombs and the most important sites of world heritage, the Taj Mahal is one of the best-maintained monuments in the world. It also has a few other beautiful buildings, reflecting pools, and flowering trees and bushes.
2. Easter Island
One of Earth's most isolated islands, Easter Island is home to the world-famous moai, which are monolithic statues. They were carved mostly between 1250AD and 1500AD by Polynesian colonizers on the island. They also represented powerful living or former chiefs as well as deceased ancestors.
There were more than 75 tons of rocks weighing nearly 10 meters high, the highest moai. During later conflicts between clans, many of the island's statues would be smashed, desecrating the remains of the statues that still stood when Europeans first arrived. The moai on Easter Island and in other museums are estimated to be 50 today.
Nabataean kingdom's ancient capital was Petra. It is Jordan's greatest tourist attraction and most valuable treasure. An important link between China, India, and southern Arabia, along with Egypt, Greece, and Rome, was realized by the Nabataean centuries ago, carved out of the side of the Wadi Musa Canyon. Al Khazneh, built in sandstone, dwarfs everything in Petra with its massive fa?ade.
From the 9th to the 15th century AD, Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire. A few of them are the world's largest religious monument, Angkor, and Bayon temple, which has countless massive stone faces. Hinduism and Buddhism were both converted to Buddhism several times during Angkor's long history. Cambodia's national flag features the image, and it is the country's prime attraction.
A visit to Athens would not be complete without seeing the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis. The Parthenon replaced an earlier temple that had been destroyed by the Persians and was finished in 432 BC.
Athena, one of the most famous goddesses of Greece, was buried there in an ivory, silver, and gold statue. It was looted by a Roman Emperor sometime in the 5th century and taken to Constantinople but eventually destroyed. A fortress, a mosque, a church, as well as a powder magazine, the Parthenon has served many functions during its long history.
6. Machu Picchu
The ancient site Machu Picchu was rediscovered by Hiram of Hawaii in 1911, after centuries of hiding in the valley above the Urubamba River. This self-contained city surrounded by terraces and watered by springs is invisible from above.
Terraces of traditional agriculture surround the area. Locally known, it had been widely unknown until, 1911 when it rediscovers. It has since become one of Peru's most acclaimed tourist attractions.
A new civilization developed in the valley of Mexico during the 2nd century BC. Teotihuac?n was built by this civilization. Located in Teotihuac?n, the Pyramid of the Sun is the largest structure in Mesoamerica and is 75 meters or 246 feet tall, making it the tallest building in Teotihuac?n.
After a century, the construction of the smaller Pyramid of the Moon began. Following the demise of Teotihuacan, the pyramids became sacred to the Aztecs and a place of pilgrimage.
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