New 7 Wonders of the World

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This is the list of 7 wonders of the world which are the masterpiece of the skill, imagination and sheer hard work of the people of that era.

New 7 Wonders of the World was an initiative started in 2000 to choose best 7 Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland. More than 10 million votes were cast, and the “New 7 Wonders” were chosen. The winners were announced on July 7, 2007—that’s 7/7/7

The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India

This immense mausoleum was constructed by famous Mughal  emperor  Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Built out of white marble and standing in formally laid-out walled gardens, the Taj Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India.


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

Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. Its various structures – the pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, and the Playing Field of the Prisoners – can still be seen today and are demonstrative of an extraordinary commitment to architectural space and composition. Itza attracts 1.2 million visitors each year.


The Roman Colosseum (70 – 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy

The most famous symbol of Rome. This great amphitheater in the center of Rome is the remains of a gigantic stadium. Built in the capital of the Roman Empire, it could hold 50,000 spectators. It is  opened in A.D. 80 and used as a stadium for nearly 500 years.


The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 – 1644 A.D.) China

The Great Wall of China was constructed 7th century BC. — Created to protect the Chinese Empire from the invading Mongols, It is a series of fortification spanning about 4,000 miles built to protect the empire of China. It is the world’s longest man-made structure.


Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru

Machu Picchu was a remote Inca city located nearly 8,000 feet above sea level in the mountaintops of Peru. It was built around A.D. 1450 when the Inca Empire was expanding its power. It is one of the most beautiful ancient sites in the world.


Petra (9 B.C. – 40 A.D.), Jordan

It is an archeological city Situated in mountainous terrain of Jordan that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. There are numerous buildings carved out of the stone, an amphitheater and the magnificent El-Dier monastery. From about 100 B.C. to A.D. 300, Petra was a bustling center of trade along the silk and spice roads at the heart of the Middle Eastern world. Today petra is a ghost city.


Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. It is largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world.It has become a symbol of the city and of the warmth of the Brazilian people, who receive visitors with open arms.


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