The Seven Wonders of the World is a list of seven remarkable constructions of antiquity. They were built by the ancients in a time before Christ and their scale and majesty continues to mesmerize us today. The structures were created on a scale which are hard to imagine, and their architects pushed engineering to a new height which still astounds us today.
7 wonders of the world
1. Taj Mahal, India
Shah Jahan, who was the one of the Mughal Emperor, built Taj Mahal as a memorial to his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth. This is a 42-acre marble tomb located in Agra which is a well-known Indian landmark.
2. Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil
This is one of Rio de Janiero’s most widely recognized monuments. It stands 98.5 feet tall atop the summit of Mount Corcovado, which itself rises more than 2,300 feet high. The statue has become an easily recognized icon for Rio and Brazil.
3. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Egyptian pharaoh Khufu built the Great Pyramid in about 2560 B.C. to serve as his tomb. The Great Pyramid is the largest among the three Pyramids at Giza, bordering modern-day Cairo. For more than four millennia it is thought to be the planet’s tallest human-made structure.
4. Machu Picchu, Peru
Built in the 15th century, this ancient Incan city is nestled between two peaks – Machu Picchu (Old Peak) and Huayna Picchu (New Peak) at an amazing elevation of 7,710 feet. The site can only be reached by foot, train or helicopter.
5. Colosseum, Italy
This is built in Rome around AD 70, it was the first freestanding amphitheater. The elliptical structure sat nearly 50,000 spectators, who gathered to watch the gladiatorial events as well as other public spectacles.
6. Petra, Jordan
It is an elaborately carved and embellished tomb. Besides the decorative tomb facades and monuments, it is also known for its highly organized water system, which included ceramic pipes, intricate water channels and cisterns and has been declared a World Heritage Site in 1985.
7. Great Wall of China, China
Great Wall of China is a stone-and-earth fortification created to protect the borders of the Chinese Empire from invading Mongols. The Great Wall is actually a succession of multiple walls spanning approximately 4,500 miles, making it the world’s longest manmade structure.