Here is what you must know about the new 7 wonders of the world:
- Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, an Inca city of glistening granite, nestled dangerously between two high Andean peaks, scholars believe it was the sacred archaeological center of the neighboring Inca capital of Cuzco.
- Great Wall of China, China
Built between 5th century BC and 16th century, the Great Wall of China is a stone fortification built to protect the Chinese Empire’s borders from Mongol invasions. The Great Wall of China is a sequence of several walls spanning 4,000 miles.
- Chichen Itza, Mexico
The brilliance and adaptability of Mayan culture can be seen in the magnificent relics of Chichen Itza. This powerful city, the center of trade in textiles, slaves, honey, and salt, grew from about 800 to 1200 and was the Mayan culture’s political and economic center.
- Taj Mahal, India
A mausoleum for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s wife, the Taj Mahal, was built between 1632 and 1648. Considered to be the finest example of Muslim art in India, the white marble structure actually represents many architectural styles, including Persian and Islamic, Turkish, and Indian.
- Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro
The Art Deco-style influenced Christ the Redeemer statue has been in a state of eternal blessing since 1931 on Corcovado Mountain over the Brazilians. The construction of 130-foot soapstone and reinforced concrete statue by Heitor da Silva Costa was built at approximately $ 250,000.
- The Roman Colosseum, Rome
The Roman Colosseum having being built between 70 and 80 AD, was used for nearly 500 years. The elliptical structure attracted about 50,000 spectators who gathered to watch gladiatorial competitions and other public demonstrations, including battles, animal poaching, and repetitions of hanging.
- Petra, Jordan
Announced as a celebrated World Heritage Site in1985, Petra was the King Aretas IV Nabataean empire’s capital and likely existed during its heyday from 9 BC to 40 AD. The civilization knew of intricate tunnels and water chambers that helped create the pseudo-oasis.