Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) is the freestanding bell tower or campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa, in Italy, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, some writers wrote about lists with names such as Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages. The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya is a natural wonders of the worlds, largest waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Paricutin is a cinder cone-like volcano in Michoacan, Mexico, close to a lava-covered village of the same name. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River state of Arizona, in the United States. An aurora , Latin word meaning sunrise, is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude in Arctic and Antarctic regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere or thermosphere.
The Belize Barrier Reef or the Great Blue Hole, is a coral reefs series straddling the coast of Belize offshore in the north and 40 kilometers (25 mi) in the south within the country limits. The Galapagos Islands an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean around the equator 972 km west part of continental Ecuador, with official name Archipielago de Colon or other Spanish names, Islas de Colon or Islas Galapagos. Deep Sea Vent, Hydrothermal vents, also known as deepwater seeps, deep-sea springs, and deep sea vents are the aftermath of a volcanic eruption due to shifting of the plates that form the Earth’s crust . The Deep Sea Vent or Hydrothermal vents in the deep ocean typically form along the Mid-ocean ridges, such as the East Pacific Riseand the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street.
CN Tower (Canada National Tower) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Toronto, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications tower building. The Delta Works is a series of construction projects in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land from he sea, around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. The ship canal in Panama is popularly known as Panama Canal which was worked and began in 1881 and was completed in 1914, that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean, making the travel shorter, and no longer necessary for ships to sail the lengthy Cape Horn route around the South America via the Drake Passage or navigate to the dangerous waters of the Strait of Magellan. The bay on the Atlantic coast of North America is called the Bay of Fundy, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canadian provinces, with a small portion touching the U.S.
Krakatoa or Krakatau in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java Islands in Indonesia, was a volcanic island made of lava. The international border between Ontario, a Canadian province and New York , United States straddle by waterfalls Niagara Falls. The Seven Forgotten Wonders of the World lists includes the Angel Falls in Venezuela, The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia Canada, Karakatoa Volcanic Island in Indonesia, Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Niagara Falls in Canada and the United States. The great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, is known as the Big Ben clock tower. The clock tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. The Eiffel Tower also called La dame de fer, or the iron lady, is a puddled iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower in 1889. The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt, since the 1950s, the name commonly refers to the High Dam.
Hoover Dam, was named after President Herbert Hoover, which once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. The sculpture of Mount Rushmore National Memorial carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota in the United States. The Petronas Twin Towers, also known as the Petronas Towers or in Bahasa Melayu it is called Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas, are twin skycraper and the landmark of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
The 7 Forgotten Modern Wonders in the World, I think is not forgotten but still remembered as one iconic symbol of the country, such as The Big Ben Clock Tower in London, Eiffel Tower of Paris, The Gateway Arch in Missouri, The Aswan High Dam in Egypt, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, United States, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The largest Hindu temple complex in the world is known as the Angkor Wat , and the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. The monolithic human figures carved from rock is called as the Moai or Mo’ai on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island, between the years 1250 to 1500. The temple of the Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to Athena, the Greek goddess, whom the people of Athens considered their virgin patron. In Yangon, Burma the Shwedagon Pagoda also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a 99 metres (325 ft, gilded stupa and pagoda, which lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singattara Hill, thus dominating the skyline of the city. The Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Taj Mahal in Agra India, Mont Saint-Michel Monastery in France, The Parthenon ruins in Greece, and the Shwedagon Pagoda in Burma, was listed as the Seven Forgotten wonders of Medieval Mind. The Greater Temple of the Aztecs or HUEY TEOCALLI is without a doubt one of the greatest treasures lost forever. The Banaue Rice Terraces or the Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe, also called Payo, are 2000-year old rice terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao tribes ancestors of the indigenous people in the Philippines.
The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist destination and is an unusual geological formation located in Carmen, Bohol Province, Philippines. The Mayan Temples is also known as the Temple of the Inscriptions and the largest Mesoamerican stepped pyramid structure at the pre-Columbian Maya civilization site of Palenque, located in Chiapas, Mexico the modern-day state. The ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire is known as the Throne Hall Takht-e Jamshid Persepolis or Throne Hall of Persepolis in (ca.
The Red Fort commonly transcribed into English as Lal Qil’ah or Lal Qila, is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Old Delhi walled city (in present day Delhi, India) that served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors. The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Most of this Wonders of the World, are strange and weird to other countries, that made them so curious to see and experience the beautiful natural nature or man-made scenery.
The earliest lists had the Ishtar Gateas the seventh wonder of the world instead of theLighthouse of Alexandria. In the Middle Ages, the list known today was compiled in the by which time many of the sites were no longer in existence.
Wang Jianlin , a wealthy Chinese businessman, donated one billion yuan or US$156 million , this is the largest single personal donation made to Nanjing City in China, for its reconstruction of the pagoda, in 2010.
The volcano is unique in the fact that its formation was witnessed from its very inception. It is maintained under the management by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe.
These includes Mount Everest, The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, The Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa, The Harbor of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, Paricutin Volcano in Mexico and Northern Lights in Antarctic and Arctic Regions. The Belize Barrier Reef is a long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, 300 kilometers (190 mi) long section of the 900 kilometers (560 mi), which is continuous from Cancun on the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula through the Riviera Maya up to Honduras, making it one of the largest coral reef systems in the world after the Australia’s Great Barrier Reefand the New Caledonia Barrier Reef. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.
White smokers emitting liquid Carbon dioxide at the Champagne vent, at the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, Northwest Eifuku volcano. These are locations where two tectonic plates ( the two sub-layers of the earth’s crust (lithosphere) that move, float, and sometimes fracture and whose interaction causes continental drift, earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and oceanic trenches) and are diverging and new crust is being formed.
The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Louis, Missouri is an arch that is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the Egyptian Government following the 1952 Egyptian Revolution, as the ability to control floods, provide water for irrigation, and generate hydroelectricity were seen as pivotal to industrialization of Egypt.
It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt.
Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln Borglum, were Danish-American artists, sculpted Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents (in order from left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
In 1998 to 2004, according to the CTBUH’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world, until surpassed by Taipei 101, but remained the tallest twin buildings ever built, surpassing the World Trade Center.
The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture and become a symbol of Cambodia. The bay part of Mont Saint-Michel is one of the World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO list, where more than 3,000,000 visitors visit the island each year. The Moai’s main quarry are still at Rano Raraku, but hundreds were transported from there and set on platforms stone called ahu around the perimeter of the island. There is nothing left standing of what the temple was,except for a few ruins, that tell us little or nothing about its greatness. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers.
It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.
Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans , it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction.It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.
Opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction work, it allows transportation by water between Europe and Asia without navigation around Africa. It is the largest monolith statue in the world, and the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, by ancient Egyptians, during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafra (c.
It also served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government. Aztec farms were not fertile and thats not good because people could starve without enough food. And it was also used for needles because of the thorns on it and rope made from the plants fiber. After choosing some schematics to download from our wide variety of schematics available to you, please feel free to enlarge this collection by including your own builds, be it complete ones or simply parts or pieces of a larger build that never came to fruition. If you use AdBlock, please disable it on our website, advertisements keep the website running and we promise not to obstruct your view.
Other sites sometimes included on such lists the Taj Mahal in India, Cairo Citadel in Cairo, Egypt, Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, England and the Cluny Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Cluny, Saone-et-Loire, France.
Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction. Its southern counterpart, the aurora australis (or the southern lights), has almost identical features to the aurora borealis and changes simultaneously with changes in the northern auroral zone, and is visible from high southern latitudes in South America, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. It is Belize’s top tourist destination popular for scuba diving and snorkeling and attracting almost half of its 260,000 visitors, and is vital to its fishing industry. In the north, there is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez leading to Suez Canal.
Located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, it is the greatest volume of freshwate lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal shortcut made it possible for ships to travel half of the time required, between the Pacific Oceans and Atlantic Oceans. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side, separated by Goat Island.
The tower was completed in 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England.
Tickets can be purchased to ascend, by stairs or elevator (lift) to the first and second levels.
The construction of the Hoover Dam resulted to a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Most of this Moai statues have overly large heads, about three-fifths the size of their bodies. It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. They are covered in green grass during the rainy season that turns brown during the dry season, where the hills was nicknamed.
Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the Shiraz modern city in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The northern terminus is Port Said and the southern terminus is Port Tawfik at the city of Suez. Paricutin is part of the volcanic field of Michoacan-Guanajuato, which covers much of west central Mexico. The Kayangel coral atoll is situated north of these islands, while the uninhabited Rock Islands is about 200 are situated to the west of the main island group. The same with Lake Tanganyika, Lake Baikal was formed as an ancient rift valley, having the typical long crescent shape.
Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State.
In July 2009, the Bay of Fundy was named as a finalist for the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest that ended in November 2011.
The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. The smaller waterfall is the Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. These floods brought high water and natural minerals and nutrients that annually enriched the fertile soil along the delta and floodplain, and since then, the Nile Valley was ideal for farming and agriculture. The moai statues are the living faces or aringa ora of deified ancestors or the aringa ora ata tepuna, and this statues still gazed inland across their ancestor’s lands when the Europeans first visited the island, but most of them would be cast down during the later conflict between the clans. The temple was called the huey teocalli in the Nahuatl language and dedicated simultaneously to two gods, the god of war Huitzilpochtli, god of war and god of rain Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, each of which had a shrine at the top of the pyramid with separate staircases. Within Palenque, the Temple of the Inscriptions is located in an area known as the Temple of the Inscriptions’ Court and stands at a right angle to the Southeast of the Palace. The earlier Red Fort was built by Tomara king Anangpala, now known as the Qulb Mosque. The fort lies along the Yamuna River, which fed the moats (a deep wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault) that surround most of the wall. A remote group of six islands, known as the Southwest Islands, some 375 miles (604 km) from the main islands, are also part of the country and make up the states of Hatohobei and Sonsorol. West Coast and to nations in and along the Pacific Ocean allowed those places to become more integrated with the world economy. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.
The mud walls also acted as walkways from one raft to another, and to the Aztec City Tenochtitlan.
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