New Seven Wonders of the World

The world is filled with great architecture and some of them are so outstanding that they became the new seven wonders of the world. Check all the New Seven Wonders of the world and know some of the interesting facts related to them which made them truly special in the world of architecture.

New Seven Wonders of the World:- New Seven Wonders of the World:- World is filled with great architecture and some of them are so outstanding that they became the new seven wonders of the world. Here is the list that includes some masterpieces of architecture around the world which include Taj Mahal (Agra, India), Great Wall of China (China), Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro), Machu Picchu (Peru), Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico), The Roman Colosseum (Rome), and Petra (Jordan). New7Wonders is a Swiss foundation that launched the campaign in the year 2000 to choose the new seven wonders by a worldwide poll and these 7 emerged as winners in 2007 and the list of all these was made public. The earliest “Seven Wonders of the World” were categorized by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., and since then, just saying the “Seven Wonders” is now no longer specific enough for an audience to understand the framework. Check all the New Seven Wonders of the world and know some of the interesting facts related to them which made them truly special in the world of architecture.

New Seven Wonders of the World 

New Seven Wonders of the World campaign was stated in the year 2000 to choose a new list of New7wonders of the world from a selection of 200 existing monuments. These new seven wonders were announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal after a poll led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland. 100 million votes were cast through the Internet or by telephone in the poll by the organisation worldwide.

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Seven Wonders of the World List

Here is the complete list of Seven Wonders of the World with the places they are situated in and some facts about them.

The Colosseum Rome, Italy Also holds Guinness Book of World Records as the largest amphitheater in the world. It was built is 80 C.E. Commissioned by Flavian emperors during the first century of the Roman Empire.
Machu Picchu Cuzco Region, Peru It is about 8,000 feet (2,430 meters) above sea level and was constructed in the 15th-century Incan estate for the emperor Pachacuti.
Petra Ma’an, Jordan Built in 312 B.C.E a miracle city carved out of rock
Taj Mahal Agra, India Beautiful mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate the death of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. It was commissioned in 1632.
Cristo Redentor (OR) Christ the Redeemer Statue Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 98 feet (30 meters) tall, and its arms stretch 92 feet (28 meters) wide. It is the youngest monument on the list.
Great Wall of China China It is 3,889 miles (6,259 kilometers) long. The Great Wall of China’s earliest precursors were probably erected sometime in the 7th century B.C.E., and it’s been gradually built up since then.
Chichén Itzá Yucatán, Mexico This Mayan pyramid was constructed several hundred years before Christopher Columbus.

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The Colosseum

Situated in Rome
Country Italy
Built in commissioned around A.D. 70-72
Built by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty

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The Colosseum (or Coliseum) is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is a magnificent amphitheater built in Rome, and was opened in A.D. 80 by Vespasian’s son Titus for 100 days of games, including gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights. It is one of the most popular tourist destination although two-thirds of the original structure has been destroyed over time.

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Machu Picchu

Situated in Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District
Country Republic of Peru
Built in Construction believed to be started in 1450–1460
Built by Incan Empire

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Machu Picchu is an Incan site near Cuzco in Peru and was “discovered” in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. He believed it was Vilcabamba, a secret Incan stronghold used during the 16th-century rebellion against Spanish rule. It is amongst few renowned major pre-Columbian ruins found nearly intact.

Petra

Situated in Ma’an Governorate
Country Jordan
Built in 5th century BC
Built by The Nabataean

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Petra also known as Raqmu or Rose City because of its colour and is an astonishing historical and archeological city in southern Jordan. It is believed that the city of Petra was established as a trading post by the Nabataean, an Arab Bedouin tribe indigenous to the region in what is now southwestern Jordan. Petra’s geographical location makes it hub of commerce in the area back at that time as it is situated about 150 miles south of both Jerusalem and Amman, the capital of Jordan, and about midway between Damascus, Syria, and the Red Sea.

Taj Mahal

Situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Country India
Built in 1632–53
Built by Emperor Shah Jahān

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Taj Mahal is mausoleum complex made of marble in Agra, India and one of the finest example of the Mughal Architecture. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahān (reigned 1628–58) to honor his wife Mumtāz Maḥal- “Chosen One of the Palace”, who died in 1631 giving birth to their 14th child. It is believed that the project Taj Mahal was made possible by 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects who were experts at that time.

Cristo Redentor (OR) Christ the Redeemer Statue

Situated in Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Built in 1922 – 31
Built by Designed by sculptor Paul Landowski and built by engineer Heitor da Silva Costa in collaboration with Albert Caquot. Sculptor Gheorghe Leonida created the face

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Christ the Redeemer Statue or Cristo Redentor is Art Deco-style statue of Jesus, stands atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. It is 130-foot reinforced concrete-and-soapstone statue and was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and cost approximately $250,000 to build, much of which was raised through donations. It weighs 635 metric tons and located on the peak of Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio.

Great Wall of China

Situated in stretches across North China from east to west
Country China
Built in construction started in 7th century BC
Built by Qin Dynasty, Ming dynasty

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The Great Wall of China is an engineering marvel and it is widely thought to be about 5,500 miles (8,850 km) long but this is disputed as the Chinese claims the length is 13,170 miles (21,200 km). The work to construct Great Wall of China began in the 7th century BCE and continued for two millennia. The agenda behind this magnificent structure was related to defence, border control, imposing duties on silk road trade and regulation of trade and emigration that time.

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Chichén Itzá

Situated in Yucatán
Country Mexico
Built in 5th-13th century
Built by Maya-Toltec civilization

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Chichen Itza is a Mayan city in Mexico. it is situated on the Yucatán Peninsula which flourished in the 9th and 10th centuries C.E. It is also believed that Chichen Itza is one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican literature. The ruins in the city features religious temples of Maya Civilization that also includes the Temple of Kukulkán which has 365 steps, one for each day in the Haab solar calendar.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The the classic seven wonders of the world also known as “seven wonders of the ancient world” before this new list included:

  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria

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