What are the New 7 Wonders of the World?

New7Wonders of the World was a campaign first initiated by Swiss based Foundation in 2000 to 2007 which includes natural places, statues, monuments, old cities etc. They are called the New Seven Wonders of the World because they are the unique collection of wonderful astonishing creation of the world. In ancient 7 Wonders of the World, you can find Colossus of Rhodes, Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia and Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. But now let’s check out which wonders manage to make a list at New Seven Wonders of the World. (Source:Wikipedia)

New Seven Wonders of the World:

  1. Great Wall of China: Great Wall was constructed till 1600 B.C. Several walls were built as early as in 7th century B.C. which is located in Northern China and is more than 13000 miles in length all together. It was actually built to protect Chinese Empire from Mongols.

    Great Wall of China

  2. Machu Picchu of Peru: Machu Picchu is also called as the Lost City of the Incas ancient city. This construction was built with large stones without using mortar in 1450 CE, Machu Picchu is located at Cuzco Region of Peru. It was later abandoned by Incas and the reason of which is unknown till today. It was rediscovered in 1911.

    Machu Picchu of Peru

  3. Christ the Redeemer of Brazil: This Statue was completed in 1931 CE which is 130 ft. tall located in Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janiero.

    Christ the Redeemer of Brazil

  4. Chichen Itza of Mexico: It was completed in 600 CE which is located at Yucatan, Mexico which is the origin of Mayan culture. The most famous and known ruins there is El Caracol.

    Chichen Itza of Mexico

  5. Petra of Jordan: Petra was built in 312 BCE. Petra is located in southwestern part, comprising desert, of Jordan. It was later the capital of Nabataean empire. An artistic stones carved with marvelous structures, El Deir Monastery, 4,000 seat Amphitheatre are some of the major highlights of the site.

    Petra of Jordan

  6. Taj Mahal of Agra, India: Taj Mahal was built by India’s Mughal Emperor Shan Jahan after his wife Arjumand Banu Begum (Mumtaz) died. In her memory Shan Jahan created this Mausoleum in Agra, Uttar Pradesh which was completed in 1643 CE. Built from white marble, Taj Mahal is a perfect assemble of art and architecture style.

    Taj Mahal of Agra

  7. Colosseum of Rome, Italy: The Colosseum which is 157 ft. tall completed in 80 CE is located in Rome. It includes battle reenactments, animal hunts and executions and other gladiatorial events.

    Colosseum of Rome, Italy

Surprised to know why Great Pyramid of Giza is not in the list of New 7 Wonders of the World? Well, if you search “What are the Eight Wonders of the World” instead of “What are the Seven Wonders of the World”, then you can also find Great Pyramid of Giza.

Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt is completed in 2560 BC. This is the oldest and the largest pyramid of all three in Giza, which was granted as honorary candidate for Wonders of the World. So if we consider Great Pyramid of Giza also, then we can say there are 8 Wonders of the modern world.

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