7 Wonders of the World

The 7 Wonders of the ancient world have greatest sighs in the world. In 2000 a Swiss foundation launched a campaign to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World.

1. The Great Wall of China

The great wall of China has a history of more than 2,000 years. Its history began in the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 BC) and was last rebuilt as a defense in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

The Great Wall is actually a succession of numerous walls, some are parallel to each other.  It comprises of approximately 4,000 miles, making it the world’s longest manmade structure.  In 2009, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage first published data on the Ming Dynasty Great Wall, which measured 8,851 kilometers (5499 miles). 

The height of the Great Wall is 5–8 meters (16–26 feet), where intact/restored. The wall is at least three times the height of a man. Some of the Walls build along ridges, which make it look taller.

2. Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro)

Christ the Redeemer Statue
Christ the Redeemer Statue

This great heritage of the world is located in Brazil. It is a recognition icon for Rio and Brazil. Since 1931, the statue is looming over the Brazilians from upon Corcovado mountains. This statue is the largest Art Deco-style sculpture the world.

It is made up of concrete-and-soapstone with height of 92 feet (28 meters) horizontally and 98 feet (30 meters) vertically. Heitor da Silva Costa designs it and costs approximately $250,000 to build. It is said that the money for the statue was raised through donations.

3. Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

It is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru. It is on a 2,430-meter (7,970 ft.) mountain ridge. In 1911, it rediscovers by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. It was built at the peak of the Incan Empire in the mid-1400s. This mountain citadel was later abandoned by the Incas.

It follows classical Inca style, comprises of polished dry stones walls. Its three primary structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.

The only way to excel this wonder is by foot, train or helicopter; most visitors visit by train from nearby Cusco.

4. Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

This wonder shows the genius and adaptability of Mayan culture. In 7th July, 2007, it is selected as one of the 7 Wonders of the world. It welcomes over 2,500,000 visitors each year.

Chichen Itza divides in Old Chichen and Chichen Itza. There are 6 Mayan Ruins in the Old Chichen section and about 20 Mayan Ruins in the New Chichen or Chichen Itza. They make it a total of 26 Mayan Ruins to see on the Mayan Site.

It is incredibly a trading center for cloth, slaves, honey and salt. It acts as the political and economic hub of the Mayan civilization.

5. The Roman Colosseum (Rome)

The Roman Colosseum
The Roman Colosseum

Among 7 wonders of the world, it is undoubtedly the most enduring icon. It was built between A.D. 70 and 80 A.D. The elliptical structure sat nearly 50,000 spectators, who gathered to watch the gladiatorial events. It encompasses public spectacles, including battle reenactments, animal hunts and executions.

Earthquakes and stone-robbers have left the Roman Colosseum in a state of ruin, but portions of the structure remain open to tourists. Some 2,000 years later, its design still influences the construction of modern-day amphitheaters,

6. The Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal build between 1632 and 1648. It is located in India. The word considers it the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India. It is an immense mausoleum of white marble that represents a number of architectural styles including Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian.  Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan ordered to build this Mahal in the memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

The Taj Mahal encompasses 17 hectares, linear reflecting pool, sunken flower bed and gardens of raised pathway.

7. Petra (Jordan)

Petra
Petra

In 1985, Petra falls under the category of World heritage site. Petra was the capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV, and likely existed in its prime from 9 B.C. to A.D. 40. The civilization proves to be early experts in manipulating water technology. They constructed intricate tunnels and water chambers, which helped create a pseudo-oasis.

Petra got its fame by a number of incredible structures holding it. It encompasses of a 4,000-seat amphitheater and the El-Deri monastery.

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