In a seemingly empty desert setting on the Giza plateau, sits the only remaining structure of the original Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Giza Necropolis, however, comprises not only the Great Pyramid (the Pyramid of Khufu), but also the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure, as well as the Great Sphinx, numerous ancient cemeteries, as well as a more recently discovered workers’ village, which housed the labourers employed to build the pyramids.
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Originated 3,000 years ago, the Maya civilisation flourished until 900 AD, when the Maya people from the South disappeared for some unknown reason. No one knows why they ceased to exist, it remains a mystery till this day. While the northern Maya country thrived until the arrival of the Spanish to the Americas, the southern empire was already gone. The time of its collapse corresponds to the time when the last buildings of Chichen Itza were erected…
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China’s grand landmark appears absolutely impressive in all its size and glory. The Great Wall of China zigzags in a helter-skelter fashion over the mountains, meadows and forests in the north of the vast Chinese mainland.
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The Taj Mahal, the “crown of palaces”, is considered by many to be one of the present day wonders of the world. The large complex, encompassing a number of buildings, immaculate gardens, and the renowned white marble mausoleum, is located in Agra, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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From the ancient days to our times, there have been numerous lists of the Wonders of the World, each compiled according to different criteria. One of the most widespread compilations lists the following man-made objects as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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