7 Wonders of the World Pictures, Petra, Jordan, 7 Wonders of the World Names

December 24, 2012 by  
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On the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was the glittering capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. to 40 A.D.). Masters of water technology, the Nabataeans provided their city with great tunnel constructions and water chambers.

A theater, modelled on Greek-Roman prototypes, had space for an audience of 4,000. Today, the Palace Tombs of Petra, with the 42-meter-high Hellenistic temple facade on the El-Deir Monastery, are impressive examples of Middle Eastern culture.

To celebrate the rose-red city of Petra’s candidacy, the magnificent buildings carved into the cliffs came alive today as they were 2,000 years ago. A bustling Nabatean marketplace in front of the famous treasury portal was the setting for the handover ceremony.

Accompanied by the echo of a flute through the deep, narrow Siq canyon, a camel procession and a galloping Arabian steed announced the arrival of Jordan’s beloved Queen Rania al-Abdullah. Riding on a camel, Bernard Weber approached Her Majesty in the center of the square, dismounted and presented her with the certificate.

In the presence of Jordan’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Mr. Osama Dabbas, and the Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, Mr. Mazen Homoud, Queen Rania thanked Bernard Weber and noted that, “We Jordanians are proud to be the custodians of the stunning heritage of the Nabatean people.”
She continued: “Indeed, we feel that many of our modern Jordanian national characteristics are notably similar to those of the ancient Nabateans.

Like them, we have carved out a special and unique role as a bridge between diverse regions and cultures.

7 Wonders of the World

7 Wonders of the World

And like them, we are a peaceful culture committed to international commerce and dialogue. The magical rose-red city of Petra is like nothing else on earth. It is a remarkable testimony to the human spirit, etched for all time in sandstone and shale.”

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

After the handover, the crowd, which included close to a hundred international journalists, proceeded down to the ancient amphitheater to watch an impressive Roman legion military demonstration and several thrilling rounds of gladiator battles.

In the morning, before the Nabatean re-enactment, the New7Wonders hot-air balloon rose in the square in front of the treasury.

The breathtaking sight of the blue balloon hovering close to the huge pink pillars awed everyone present – it was surely the first time ever that a hot-air balloon was flown in the ancient Nabatean city.

Official New 7 Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza, Christ Redeemer, Colosseum, Taj mahal, Great Wall of China, Petra, Machu Picchu

July 18, 2008 by  
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Official new 7 wonders of the world are;

The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico MEXICO
Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil BRAZIL
The Roman Colosseum (70 – 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy ITALY
The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 – 1644 A.D.) China CHINA
Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru PERU
Petra (9 B.C. – 40 A.D.), Jordan JORDAN
The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India INDIA

Chichen ItzaChichen Itza, Mexico:

The sacred city of the Itza, called Chichen-Itza in Maya, is located 75 miles east of Merida, the Capital of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. This archaeological site is known among the most important of the Maya culture. Now most are mounds, but about thirty may still be seen by tourists.

The ruins are divided into two groups.One group belongs to the classic Maya Period and the other group belongs to Maya-Toltec period. Chichen Itza is the centre of political, religious and military power in Yucatán.

The Mayas who lived in Chichén-Itzá built many palaces, temples, and monuments. The Mayas were great artists, they painted them with many colors and decorated them with beautiful sculptures. In many of them you can see a feathered snake. It was its main god named Kukulcan. The Chichén Itzá ruins are amazing.You will experience most enjoyable vacation in this area.


Christ RedeemerChrist Redeemer, Brazil:

It is a statue made by a French sculptor Paul Landowski. The original design of the Christ the Redeemer statue was born by a man named Oswald. The statue stands 40 meters and weighs 700 tons. It is the tallest of its kind in the world.It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

It has become a symbol of the city and of the friendly of the Brazilian people, who embrace visitors with open arms. The statue take apart at the top of the Corcovado mountain.The statue can be accessed by road or by the Corcovado Rack Railway.

Colosseum Italy VacationsColosseum, Italy:

The Colosseum or Coliseum is one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Rome, Italy. Its name is believed to come from Nero’s enormous statue of Colossus that stood close by.Its originally name is Flavian Amphitheatre. The construction of Colosseum was started by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and was completed by his son Titus in 80 AD.

Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It is ruined because of earthquakes and stone-robbers. Its is also described on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.


Taj Mahal IndiaTaj Mahal, India:

Young Shahzadeh and Ercümend Banu married with fascinating ceremony in 1612. He was a governor who was educated as well. When he was 34 he was head ıf India Turkish Empire. Then  he was called as Shah Jahan Ercümend Banu was called as Mümtaz Mahal.

They had 14 children. While the birth of their fourteenth child she died.He didnt emerge from his room for a long time. When he emerged, he ordered the building of the most beautiful mouseloum which Taj Mahal in honour of his beloved wife Mümtaz Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is located at the city of Agra in India.It stands of bank of the river Yamuna. Its construction works began period of 22 years employing 2000 workers.Their sarcophaguses are at upstairs under the dome. The dome has an acustic which echoes 7 times any voice of human. The tomb has 4 minarets made of white marble.There are 42 emerald, 142 ruby,625 diamond and 50 very big pearl on Taj Mahals wall.


China Great WallGreat Wall of China:

It was first built in the 7th century B.C. All of the walls were built for the purpose of military defence.  Great Wall of China: The 4,160-mile barrier running from east to west is the world’s longest man-made structure. Its a symbol of Chinese strenght and determination.

It is made with local materials mostly soil and stones. Its total length will exceed 50,000 kilometers. While some portions north of Beijing and near tourist centers have been preserved and even reconstructed, in many locations the wall is in disrepair.

Some parts of wall exposed to graffiti and vandalism. Contrary to popular belief, it is not visible from the moon. But if you go there,you will not regret for this,because view is magnificient.


Petra JordanPetra, Jordan:

Petra was built around the 6th B.C by the Nabataean Arabs. It was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Petra, the legendary lost city carved into the walls of a hidden desert canyon.It is the most famous sites of Jordan.

Petra’s antiquities, natural beauty is feeling at different times of the day,so you can stay there 1 to 3 nights or more. If you’re staying at one of the luxury resort hotels near Petra, you can plan for a relaxing, exotic desert holiday amid fantastic environs, enjoying local foods, fun and the chance to search shops to buy crafts belong to this region. If you want to trip around the city,the best time is early morning for this.Don’t try to walk around because of heat.

Machu Picchu PeruMachu Picchu, Peru:

Machu Picchu is a city located high in the Andres Mountains in modern Peru. Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu is comprised of approximately 200 buildings.

The city of Machu Picchu itself was built at the top of a granite mountain. The Incas, using ingenious engineering techniques, were able to transport heavy stone blocks up the mountain side, and once there, they used their excellent masonry skills to produce amazingly polished stones that fit together perfectly.

The citadel is divided into two sectors: the agricultural and the urban, where there are main squares, temples, palaces, storehouses, workshops, stairways, cables and water fountains which run through both sectors, which measure 20 and 10 hectares respectively. Ideal months for visiting Machu Picchu are from June to October as the weather is mild during this time of the year.