Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is 39.6 metres tall, weighs 700 tons and stands on top of a mountain overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.
Machu Picchu is an Inca city high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The Spanish conquistadors destroyed other Inca cities, but never found Machu Picchu. It was only discovered in 1911.
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world. It stretches across the mountains and deserts of China for thousands of kilometers and can be seen from space!
The Taj Mahal at Agra is India's most famous building. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. She died giving birth to their fourteenth child, and her last wish was to be buried in a tomb ‘such as the world had never seen before’.
THE ROMAN COLOSSEUM
The Roman Colosseum was built between 70 and 72 AD and was in use for 500 years before it was damaged by an earthquake. It still stands as one of the greatest buildings of ancient Rome.
THE CITY OF PETRA
The city of Petra was hidden in the mountains of Jordan for thousands of years when a young Swiss explorer Johan Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered it in 1812
The city had pyramid-shaped temples and palaces, large squares, markets, baths and an astronomical observatory. Although all the buildings of Chichen Itza are now a natural stone colour, most were probably painted - some a bright red - and decorated with carvings and murals.
THE EIFFEL TOWER
Location : Paris, France
Construction : 1887 – 1889
Height : Antenna / Spire 324 m
Roof: 300.65 m
Mass : 10 100 tons
Architect :Eiffel, Gustave
LEANING TOWER OF PISA
Location :Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa, Italy
Height : 56.7 m, 8 floors.
Outer diameter : 18.484 m basis
Inner diameter : 10.368 m basis
Weight : 14,700 tons
The wall thickness at the base : 4.05 m
STATUE OF LIBERTY
Height from the ground to the tip of the torch : 92.99
The statue :33.86 m
Location: Liberty Island
Discription: Goddess of Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and a sign in the left
The inscription on the tablet reads «JULY IV MDCCLXXVI» («July 4, 1776"), the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence