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Chichen Itza, meaning "at the mouth of the Itza well"

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Transcript of Chichen Itza, meaning "at the mouth of the Itza well"

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
CHICHEN ITZA
Chichen Itza, meaning "at the mouth of the Itza well"
located in the eastern portion of Yucatan state in Mexico
The most famous temple city of the Mayas.
Each of its four sides has 91 steps-one step for each day of the year, with the 365th day represented by the platform of the top.
Symbolizes worship and knowledge.
COLOSSEUM
Also known as the Flavian Ampphitheatre.
is an elliptical Amphitheatre in the world.
considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and ingineering.
Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD.
compoeted in 80 AD under his successor and heir Titus.
Capable of seating around 50000 spectators.
symbol of joy and suffering.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
located 700m. above sea level of Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
The 5th lagest statue of Jesus Christ in the world.
it is 30 metres(98ft) tall, excluding its 8 metres (26ft) pedestal.
its arms stretch 28metres(92ft) wide.
constructed between 1926 and 1931.
stands for welcoming and openness.
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
Ancient Chisnese fortification.
The first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, decided to build.
Built between the 5th c. BC and 16th c.
Much of the Great Wall that we know today was built by the MIng Dynasty.
33 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
the longest man made structure in the world.
It's said that it can be seen from the Moon without aid.
Its highest point is over 5,000 feet above sea level.
It is around 5,500 miles long(7,300kms.)
Incredible proof of perseverance and persistence.
MACHU PICCHU
In the south of Peru.
Machu Picchu was built around 1450.
15th century Inca site located 2,430 metres(7,970ft) above sea level.
believedd that Machu Pecchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti.
Created by the Inca Empere.
Used as religious sanctuary and a palace.
Symbol of Community and Dedication.
PETRA
In Jordan.
Petra means rock in Greek
Also known as the Rose City due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved.
Established possibly as early as 312 BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans.
Its buildings are worked on the same rock in the valley.
famous for its rock-cut architecture.
great symbol of engineering and protection.
THE TAJ MAHAL
Located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum)
means the 'Place of the Crown'
built in 22 years (1631-1653)
Shah Jahan chopped the hands of the architents and sculptors.
great symbol of love and passion.
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