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Submission date:

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25, September12.

Miss Khulsum khanum.

Name:

abdul Basit

Grade:

VI-O (A)

Table of contents
Page#
1. Introduction.
1
2. The Colosseum.
2-3
3. Christ the Redeemer.
4-5

4. References.
6

Introduction
The Wonders of the world are the
world most spectacular natural and
manmade structure due to their
unique
structure
or
classical
antiquity.
There are 7 wonders of the world
as listed below:
1. Chichen Itza
2. Christ the
Redeemer
3. The Great Wall of
China
4. Machu Phiccu
5. Petra
6. Taj Mahal
7. The Colosseum

Introduction:
The Colosseum (Colosseo) is the most visited
tourist attraction in Rome and also its greatest
amphitheatre. It
was built in AD
72 by Emperor
Vespasian
and
was completed
in AD 80 a year
after his death.
The
majestic
amphitheater
was built on the
grounds
of
Neros
palace.

Name Orientation
The Colosseum derives its name from the
colossal statue of Nero that stood near the
amphitheatre.

Structure:

It is an elliptical building with 80 arched


entrances, 55,000 seats and measures 188m by
156m and is 48 m (159f) high.
The Colosseum has 4 storeys above the
ground and below the ground were the rooms
where they kept the wild animals. The second
and the third levels
were decorated with
marble
statuettes.
The cavea, or the
seating
area,
had
separate places for
the knights, wealthy
citizenry,
and
commons. The broad
terrace, the podium, seated the ruling elite.

Purpose of Construction:
The amphitheatre was used for entertaining
the crowds with free games and fights between
gladiators. They fought each other to death and
if a gladiator was badly wounded he would
surrender to the crowds to determine his fate.
The Gladiators also fought animals and
wild beasts that were brought from Africa and
the Middle East. The Gladiators were mostly
men who were prisoners or criminals. In AD 80 a

hundred days games were held at the


Colosseum to celebrate the opening of the
building by Titus, Vespasians son.
In AD 442 the Colosseum was damaged by
an earthquake and in the middle Ages ruins
were used to build several palaces and parts of
St.Peters Basilica.

Introduction:
The statue of
Christ the Redeemer
is located at the top
of
Corcovado
Mountain.
The
entire monument of
statue of Christ the
Redeemer is 38m
high with the statue
accounting for 30m and overlooking the city of
Rio de Janeiro is one of the tallest statues in the
world; the span from finger tip to fingertip is
28m and there is a small chapel housed in the
base.

Christ the Redeemer was designed by a


French sculptor by the name of Paul Landowska
and a local engineer named Heitor da Silva
Costa was chosen to supervise the entire
construction.

Purpose of Construction:
The reason why it was built was to show
that Christ loves all. In Portuguese, this iconic
monument is known as Cristo Redentro.

Structure:
The statue was built not out of steel but
from reinforced concrete as that was considered
a
more
suitable
material for the cross
shaped statue. The
external caps of the
idol were constructed
in soapstone due to the
resistance
of
this
material
to
the
extreme time and also
due to its malleability.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer can be
accessed by the 2.4 meter Corcovado Railway
that has the capacity to hold 360 passengers

every hour. The trip by rail is approximately 20


minutes and leaves the base each half hour.
Christ the Redeemer is one of the tourist
attractions that every year attracts to more and
more visitors. The best time to visit the Christ
the Redeemer statue is late afternoon or evening
when you can enjoy the splendor of the setting
sun while taking in one of the most important
landmarks in the world.

References

Text Courtesy

http://www.gothereguide.com/colosse
um-rome-place/

http://www.7wonders.org/wonders/a
merica/brazil/rio-janeiro/christredeemer.aspx

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.
com/Wonders+of+the+World

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