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The New Seven Wonders of the World. Updated in July 2007. Great Wall of China. Great Wall of China. Built between the 5 th Centuries B.C. and 16 th centuries. Built to defend China against the invading Mongols as well as other nomadic groups. Spans approximately 4,000 miles long.

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Great wall of china1
Great Wall of China

  • Built between the 5th Centuries B.C. and 16th centuries.

  • Built to defend China against the invading Mongols as well as other nomadic groups.

  • Spans approximately 4,000 miles long.



Christ the redeemer statue1
Christ the Redeemer Statue

  • Located in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro on the Corcovado mountains.

  • Built in 1931 out of concrete and soapstone.

  • Largest art deco statue in the world and stands at 130 feet.



Machu picchu1
Machu Picchu

  • Located in Peru in the Andes Mountains range.

  • Built by the Inca’s in the 1400’s.

  • Later abandoned during the Spanish conquests of the Americas and remained known only to locals until 1911.

  • Can only be reached by foot, train or helicopter.


Chichen itza
Chichen Itza


Chichen itza1
Chichen Itza

  • Located in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

  • Built by the Mayans.

  • Powerful economic and political center for the Mayan civilization.

  • El Castillo (the castle) is the famous structure in the center of the city.


The roman colosseum
The Roman Colosseum


The roman colosseum1
The Roman Colosseum

  • Built in Rome, Italy between 70 and 80 A.D.

  • Held public events such as animal hunts, executions and gladiatorial events and sat nearly 50,000 spectators.


Taj mahal
TajMahal


Taj mahal1
TajMahal

  • A mausoleum located in Agra, India and built between 1632 and 1648 for the Mughal emperor Shan Jahan’s wife.

  • Represents Persian, Islamic, Turkish and Indian architectural styles.



Petra1
Petra

  • Located in Jordan, was the 6th century capital of the Nabataens.

  • Most famous its red rock features and for its architectures carved out of rock.


Other lists
Other Lists

  • Seven Wonders of the:

    • Ancient World (Hanging Gardens of Babylon)

    • Medieval World (Stonehenge)

    • Modern World (Golden Gate Bridge)

    • Underwater World (Great Barrier Reef)

    • Industrial World (Hoover Damn)

    • Natural Wonders (Grand Canyon)


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • New Seven Wonders of the World. (2010). Places and Trips. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from Travel Channel Web Site: http://www.travelchannel.com/Places_Trips/Travel_Ideas/Art_Music_And_Culture/Seven_Wonders_Of_The_World


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