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New Seven Wonders of the World

March 24, 2012

The New Seven Wonders of the World

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Built as a means of defense during the reign of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), the wall has survived as a hand-built monument to human achievement.

The Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal

An architecture combining Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic styles — the Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most recognizable buildings. It’s white marble dome acts as a mausoleum for a favorite wife ‘Mumths’ of an emperor ‘Shajahan’, and was built between 1632 and 1648.

The Statue of Christ Redeemer, Brazil

The Statue of Christ Redeemer

One-hundred, twenty-five-feet tall and 2,330-feet high, this enormous monument to Christianity gazes down upon Rio de Janeiro.

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

There is still plenty to be uncovered in this ancient city. Excavation is still occurring in The Great Temple, which was remarkably untouched until 1993.

The Colosseum, Italy

The Colosseum, Italy

Nothing conjures up the spirit of ancient Rome quite like the sight of the Colosseum. But its history also brings up the chilling image of killed Christians in the gruesome spectator sport. Constructed in 80, only parts of the original structure have survived the earthquakes and time.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km northwest of Cusco. Forgotten for centuries by the outside world, although not by locals, it was brought back to international attention by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911.

Chichen Itza , Maxico

Chichen Itza, Maxico

Chichen Itza rose to regional prominence towards the end of the Early Classic period or, roughly600 AD).

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt (Honorary Candidate)

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three Pyramids in the GiZa. It is believed to have been built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyption pharaoh Khufu and constructed around BC2560.

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