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  1. 1. Agenda New seven wonders of the world foundation. The number seven. Competition and ways of voting. Winners Reactions.New seven wonders of the world
  2. 2. New seven wonders of the world foundation
  3. 3. New seven wonders of the world foundation New Seven Wonders of the world is a project that attempts to revive the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a list of modern wonders. A popularity poll was organized by the private New7Wonders Foundation, with winners announced on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal.
  4. 4. Competition and ways of voting
  5. 5. Competition and ways of voting The New7Wonders Foundation claimed that more than 100 million votes were cast through the Internet or by telephone. Nothing prevented multiple votes.
  6. 6. Winners
  7. 7. Christ theRio de Janeiro, Brazil
  8. 8. Christ the Redeemer This is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. It is 39.6 meters tall, It weighs 1000 tonnes and is located at the peak of the 700-meter Corcovado mountain . It is considered as the largest Art Deco statue in the world. Moreover it is also the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world.
  9. 9. Taj MahalIndia
  10. 10. Taj Mahal Is a white marble mausoleum located India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653. Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India . In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Taj Mahal attracts a large number of tourists. UNESCO documented more than 2 million visitors in 2001. Polluting traffic is not allowed near the complex and tourists must
  11. 11. ColosseumRome, Italy
  12. 12. Colosseum The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture. its construction started in 72 and was completed in 80 AD. Capable of seating 50,000 spectators. The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
  13. 13. El CastilloMexico
  14. 14. El Castillo Built by the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries. The pyramid consists of a series of square terraces with stairways up each of the four sides to the temple on top. Each of the pyramid's four sides has 91 steps which, when added together and including the temple platform on top as the final 'step', produces a total of 365 steps. Today "El Castillo" is one of the most recognized and widely visited pre-Columbian structures in present-
  15. 15. Great Wall of ChinaChina
  16. 16. Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick. Built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire . Several walls were being built as early as the 3th century BC these, later joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. In 1987 (UNESCO) placed the Great Wall on its list of the worlds great national and historical sites. China's Wall Less Great in View from Space
  17. 17. PetraJordan
  18. 18. Petra It is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Maan. That is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system. Established sometime around the 6th century BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans. it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. Petra was chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the "28 Places to see before you die. The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.
  19. 19. MachuCuzco Region, Peru
  20. 20. Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. Most archaeologists believe that it was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438 1472). Often referred to as the "City of the Incas. It was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the
  21. 21. Reactions
  22. 22. Jordan reaction Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan joined the campaign to back Petra, Jordan's national treasure Despite Jordan only having a population of under 7 million people, it has been claimed that over 14 million votes
  23. 23. Egypt reaction After the complaints from Egypt, the New7Wonders Foundation designated the Pyramids of Giza the only remaining of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World as an Honorary New7Wonders Candidate, and removed them from the voting. However the Great Pyramid of Giza is not featured in their official results web site
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