7 Wonders of the World

The new Seven Wonders of the World were announced on 7/7/07 after being voted over a six year period of time.

Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Built in 5 years. 125 feet tall atop the Corcovado Mountain high above Rio. It was shipped to Brazil in pieces after being constructed in France by sculptor named Paul Landowski. It was reassembled on the mountain.

Great Wall of China: China

It was built to protect China as a defense system from invasions by Mongols, Huns and other tribes. It is 4,160 miles and took hundreds of years to built it after started in 7th century B.c. It is the only man made structure that can be visible from space

Machu Picchu: Peru

The city was built 8,000 feet above the sea level by Incan Emperor Pachacutec in 15th century. It was rediscovered in 1911 after being abandoned for many years. It is also called as "The City of Clouds"

Petra: Jordan

During the reign of the King Aretas IV, in 9 B.C, this ancient capital was built in the roman empire.

Pyramid at Chichén Itzá: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Chichén Itzá, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization is a famous Mayan temple city. It has various structures like the Temple of Chac Mool, the pyramid of Kukulkan, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars and more.

Roman Colosseum: Rome, Italy

It is a 50,000 seat giant amphitheater, built over 2,000 years ago. It is situated at the center of Rome.

Taj Mahal: Agra, India

Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim Mogul emperor, built the taj mahal in 1930 in the memory of his beloved late wife. It was built with white marble and using combined Indian, Persian, and Islamic architectural styles.

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