Alright, we know you know that Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world. But can you name the other six?
How many did you know? Not many? Don’t worry, we got you covered. As the World Monument Day is almost here (18th April), let us all take a look at the 7 modern wonders of the world on this week’s Trivia Thursday. Which one is your absolute favourite? Let us know in the comments!
Crux of the Matter
In this week’s Trivia Thursday, let us know about the Seven Wonders of the World!
1. Great Wall of China
Built and re-built over centuries, the Great Wall of China is an array of bulwarks constructed across the northern region of China. They were built for protection against various Eurasian nomadic groups.
2. Taj Mahal
Created with ivory-white marble, Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is situated on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, India.
Built in around 70D, the Colosseum is the largest ancient Amphitheatre ever built. The oval-shaped Amphitheatre is located in the centre of the Rome, Italy.
4. Chichen Itza
Chichén Itzá was an ancient city complex built by Maya people around 600 AD. Located in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, its primary attraction is El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan, a massive step pyramid.
5. Christ The Redeemer
The Catholic Circle of Rio made a proposal for a landmark statue in 1920. The group organized an event called Semana do Monumento (“Monument Week”) to attract donations and collect signatures to support the building of the statue. The organization was motivated by what they perceived as ‘Godlessness’ in the society. Construction took nine years, from 1922 to 1931 and cost the equivalent of US$250,000 (equivalent to $3,600,000 in 2019).
6. Machu Picchu
Located in Peru, it is a 15th-century Inca citadel. In the Quechua language, machu means “old” or “old person”, while pikchu means “pyramid, pointed multi-sided solid; cone”. Thus the name of the site is sometimes interpreted as “old mountain”.
A historic and archaeological city in southern Jordan, Petra flourished in the 1st century AD, when its population peaked at an estimated 20,000 inhabitants. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. UNESCO has described Petra as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.
8. Great Pyramid Of Giza (Honorary Status)
The Great Pyramid of Giza, largest and oldest of the three pyramids at the Giza Necropolis in Egypt was granted honorary status by the New 7 Wonders Foundation. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years. It was also a part of the Ancient Wonders of the World.
Take a look at our last week’s Trivia Thursday here: Trivia Thursday: Fun Facts on IPL