7 Wonders of the World- Modern and Original

Seven Wonders of the World- Modern and Original. An official declaration of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World was made determined from a worldwide poll organized by the New 7 Wonders Foundation. The New Wonders of the World are on 7th July 2007.

7 Wonders of the Modern World

  1. The Great Wall of ChinaChina – It is the largest man made monument ever to have been built and is visible from space. Length: 21,196 km and Opened: 220 BC
  2. Petra, Jordan -Petra On the edge of the Desert, was the glittering capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV
  3. Christ Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall
  4. Machu Picchu, Peru-Ancient Inca City built by the Incan Emperor Pachacutec halfway up the Andes Plateau, and deep in the Amazon jungle
  5. Pyramid at Chichén Itza, Mexico-the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization
  6. The Roman Colosseum, Italy-This great amphitheater in the center of Rome to celebrate the glory of the Roman Empire
  7. The Taj Mahal, India-This immense mausoleum by the fifth Muslim Mogul emperor, to honor the memory of his beloved late wife
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Original 7 wonders of the world

  1. Great Pyramid of Giza Egypt (Built as the tomb of Fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu) still standing
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Multi-leveled gardens reaching 22 meters (75 feet) high) destroyed by earthquake
  3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (took 120 years to build Dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis) destroyed by Arson
  4. Statue of Zeus at Olympia Greece (40 feet tall) destroyed by fire or earthquake.
  5. Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus (Stood approximately 45 meters (135 feet) tall with each of the four sides adorned with sculptural reliefs) disassembled by European Crusaders
  6. Colossus of Rhodes (giant statue of the Greek god Helios roughly) Destroyed by Earthquake
  7. Lighthouse of Alexandria (between 383 – 440 ft tall it was among the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries) Destroyed By Earthquake

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