7 Wonders of the world

The world is a great stage on which God displays his many wonders.” An inclination and liking towards art, architecture, history and travel are what consummates the seven wonders of the world. There are many unexpected, beautiful and charming things in the world, but due to some specificity and awesomeness, these seven monumental structures have been identified from the classical time period.

The activity is to make a poster the way it pleases you using a map or chart paper, wherein the place and little description of the wonders should be displayed creatively and briefly.



Image Source - Google


Introduction:


The following list was made by Bernard Weber from Switzerland based on a public poll in 2007:


Coliseum/Colosseum (Place: Italy)

  • It was built in the capital of the Roman Empire, it could hold 50000 spectators

  • The Coliseum in Rome is a stunning ruin, the remains of a gigantic stadium. It was a triumph of engineering

  • The Coliseum hosted brutal competitions for the entertainment of the Roman citizens, gladiators wearing armor used to fight against one another to death, trained gladiators used to fight with wild animals such as lions, tigers, elephants or bears

  • The floor of the arena was actually covered with sand

Great Wall (Place: China)

  • It was a defensive wall built by a few Chinese states in around 500 B.C.

  • It took hundreds of thousands of workers, soldiers, and prisoners more than 2000 years to build and rebuild the wall

  • It stretches for about 4000 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Shanhai Pass to Jiayu Pass in central China, the Great Wall is an average of 33 feet high and 15 feet wide

  • Some sections were constructed of large limestone and granite blocks. Others were made from bricks and some were built from wood and dirt

Chichen Itza (Place: Mexico)

  • Chichen Itza was a military, cultural, and religious center for the Mayan, Toltec and Itza people

  • The city of Chichen Itza is a haunting ruin and archaeological site

  • It’s features are wide abandoned avenues, a stunning stepped pyramid, several temples, an ancient ball court, and stone masks of the long nosed Mayan rain god Chaac carved into structures around site

Taj Mahal (Place: India)

  • In 1631, Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan lost his wife Mumtaz unexpectedly

  • The city of Agra in northern India was the capital of the wealthy Mughal Empire, which ranged across most of the modern day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh during that time

  • To honor Mumtaz Mahal, The MUghal Emperor ordered that an enormous tomb be built, a tomb so elaborate and so richly that it was more like a palace

  • It is a mark of Love, dignity and respect to his wife

Machu Picchu (Place: Peru)

  • It was built around A.D. 1450 when the Inca Empire was expanding its power

  • When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in 1532, all the cities were destroyed but Machu Picchu high up in the Andes Mountains remained untouched - the temples, tombs, and agricultural terraces were left intact

  • It was rediscovered in 1911, and has since become an archaeological site and a tourist destination

Petra (Place: Jordan)

  • It is an archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert

  • It is accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City"

  • Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury

Christ the Redeemer (Place: Brazil)

  • It is a 124-foot-high statue which was built between 1926 and 1931

  • It was constructed on rainforest-covered Corcovado Mountain, overlooking Rio de Janeiro

  • To get to the statue, visitors take a 20minute long cog-wheel train ride through the Tijuca forest to the top of 2,329 feet high peak

  • From there, they can walk up 220 steps or take a combination of panoramic elevators and escalators to the statue’s base


Requirements:

  • Chart Paper

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Color Pens


Steps:

  1. Download the sheet below

  2. Cut out the images of the 7 wonders

  3. Use above mentioned text to create a fact list

  4. Design your own poster.


Download the sheet:

7 wonders of the world
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Learning Opportunities:


It is fascinating to learn about these wonders, and how those were created with fewer means during those times. You can go to the google map and also try to search.


Time Required: 1 hour


Cost: NIL


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