7 Wonders of the World

www.facebook.com The Seven Wonders of the World: The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 AD) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. Its various structures – the pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, and the Playing Field of the Prisoners — can still be seen today and are demonstrative of an extraordinary commitment to architectural space and composition. The pyramid itself was the last, and arguably the greatest, of all Mayan temples. Christ the Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil This statue of Jesus stands some 105 feet tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Brazilian, Heitor da Silva Costa and created by the French sculptor Paul Landowski, it is one of the world’s best-known monuments. The statue took five years to construct and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931. It has become a symbol of the city and of the warmth of the Brazilian people, who receive visitors with open arms. The Great Wall of China (220 BC and 1368 – 1644 AD) China The Great Wall of China was built to link existing fortifications into a united defense system and better keep invading Mongol tribes out of China. It is the largest man-made monument ever to have been built and it is disputed that it is the only one visible from space. Many thousands of people must have given their lives to build this colossal
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