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Miss Universe 2012 : Olivia Culpo

December 27, 2012 1 comment

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20 year old Olivia Culpo A beauty queen from Rhode Island, USA was crowned the new Miss Universe on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 beating out 88 other women during a televised competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Olivia Culpo took the crown from Leila Lopes of Angola.

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Born On: May 8, 1992 (age 20), Cranston
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Nationality: American
Education: St. Mary Academy – Bay View (2010), Boston University

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New 7 wonders of the world and Taj Mahal

July 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Here is a list of new 7 wonders of the world, though Taz Mahal is selected as wonder of the world so many says that It is an excellent task to recognize the various wonders of India. It will give global recognition to the world class heritage of India. It is a good step towards safeguarding our culture and tradition which is depicted through these artistic monuments and spectacular places.

The map view of 7 new wonders of the wold

1. The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 – 1644 A.D.) China. .see map , photo

2. Petra (9 B.C. – 40 A.D.), Jordan. see map, photo

3. Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  see map, photo

Brazil’s central religion since the 16th century has been Christianity with Roman Catholicism being the most prominent. It has the highest number of baptized Roman Catholics in the world with about 74% of Brazilians declaring Catholicism as their religion. Christ the Redeemer, a large art deco-style effigy, is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and stands 38 meters high. The statue is located at the summit of Corcovado mountain in Tijuca Forest National Park standing at 710 meters and looking over the city.

4. Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru. see map, photo

5. The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. see map, photo

6. The Roman Colosseum (70 – 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy: see map, photo

The Colosseum, (the Flavian Amphitheatre) is one of Rome’s most famous buildings and enduring monuments to the culture of the ancient Romans. Construction was initiated by the Emperor Vespasian around 72 AD. His son Titus reigned over its completion and the official opening ceremonies, about 8 years later, in 80 AD. It was built near the site of Nero’s Domus Aurea “Golden House”. This is significant in that his successor, Vespasian wanted to erase the memory of Nero’s extravagant reign from the minds of Romans. It got its popular name, the Colosseum, because of Nero’s colossus (120 ft. high) statue of himself, which was nearby.

7. The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India: see map, photo

According to a story, unwilling to allow the native artisans all the credit for excellence in creating the most magnificent building in the world, Father Manrique in 1641 advanced the preposterous claim of the Italian jeweler Geronimo Veroneo as architect of Taj Mahal. Father Manrique was an Augustinian Friar who came to Lahore for the release of one Father Antony who was captured by the Mughals. And yes, there was an Italian jeweler by the name of Geronimo Veroneo, who lived in Agra for some time and was just one of the many who worked on Taj Mahal at that time.

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Taj Mahal – new 7 wonders of the world

Veroneo later died on the way while he was going to Lahore and buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery of Agra. There had for long been a belief that this architect of the Taj lay buried in the cemetery, but no one knew where. Then in 1945, Father Hyacinth, Superior Regular of Agra scraped the moss of a tombstone, revealing the simple epitaph: “Here lies Jerome Veronio, who died at Lahore.”

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