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The Top Four Human Made Wonders of the World!

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The world is an incredible place filled with beauty, both human made and natural. Here are my four greatest wonders in the world!

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built in the 3rd century when ancient kingdoms were fighting to take control. It is a series of fortifications. It was built as a border to protect against nomadic raiders north of China. It began as multiple walls. The emperor Qin Shi Huang unified the state in 221 BC, to defend against enemies, he expanded the walls connecting to another. He forced hundreds and thousands of commoners, soldiers and others to work to build the walls. Many workers died from hunger, accidents and exhaustion. After the Ming dynasty they started to continue the building of the wall. Small opening among the walls let archers fire at invaders and the the largest ones were used to throw stones and other things. The fortification lost their purpose and started to disrepair in 1644, after the Manchu Clans established the Qing dynasty. During WW2 China used part of it to defend against Japanese invasion. It’s the largest man made structuresin the world. It’s 13171 miles long. 

Stonehenge

Archaeologists think that the Stonehenge stood there for 5000 years in Wiltshire, England. The construction and the movement of the stone still remains a mystery. Some of the stones weigh 50 to 70 tons and some even weigh more than that. Stonehenge stones were transported from 120 miles west from a place called Priscilli mountain, the only place in the British Isles where you can find these types of stone. A lot of mainstream scholars suggest the Stonehenge was  a church and a cemetery that was built by the ancient British. 

Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid in Giza was built in the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom by the second king of Egypt’s 4th dynasty, the pharaoh Khufu. The pyramid was built for three generations of Egyptian kings.The pyramid served as a tomb for the Khufu, his son Khafre, and his grandson Menkaure. It’s designed to protect the pharaoh’s tomb. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world and the oldest of the wonders in the ancient world, where it is  largely intact.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia was a church that was turned into a mosque in 1453, after the Ottoman Empire conquered the city of Istanbul. It is an important Byzantine structure, a spiritual center for Christians and Muslims, and one of the world’s great monuments. The Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century, as a church by Byzantine emperor Justinian. In the early 2000s it was turned into a museum, then in 2020, it was converted into a mosque again. Christians in Europe looked at Constantinople as a leading city historically, and therefore it was an important church. Christian mosaics were plastered over, and Muslim symbols replaced the old Christian mosaics over time. However, it remains an important religious symbol to both faiths. 

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