The #celestial challenge is run by @sirknight and today’s topic is Man Made Structures. I’m sure we must have all heard about the seven wonders of the world. Structures made during ancient times that were truly remarkable. They include :- Great Pyramid of Giza.- Hanging Gardens of Babylon.- Lighthouse of Alexandria.- Mausoleum at Harlicanassus.- Statue of Zeus at Olympia.- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.- Colussus of Rhodes.But among these ancient wonders only the Great Pyramid of Giza still exists today. The rest having been destroyed or lost with time.So a list of the New seven wonders of the world was made and released in 2007. This list includes:- Great Wall of China: First built in the 7th century, the great wall is made from stone, bricks and wood. It has been rebuilt several times and more walls added to it since the 7th century to become what we see now. It was used mainly for defense, to protect china from its enemies and it is 21,196 km long.
Image Source– Petra: This is a city that was carved into rock. Created by the nomadic Arabs called the Nabataeans as early as the 9 B.C. It is located in Jordan and it has been named a world heritage site.
Image Source-Machu Picchu: This is an Incan city built around 1450. It is located in Peru and sits in between two mountains, Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu.
Image Source– Colosseum: It is an amphitheatre and the largest ever built. It is located in Rome, Italy and was used for gladiator fights, executions and other forms of entertainment.
Image Source– Taj Mahal: Built by a Maghal Emperor for his deceased wife. Made with marble, bronze, jasper and other precious materials, the Taj Mahal is one of the finest examples of Maghal architecture.
Image Source– Christ the Redeemer : It is a 30 metres tall statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete.
Image Source– Chichen Itza: It is a city built by the Maya and it is located in Mexico. It was once a powerful city before it fell into decline. It is home to amazing stuctures like step pyramids, temples, carved columns.
Image SourceThese are the new seven wonders of the world. Thanks for reading.