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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • 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.
  • 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)
  • New Seven Wonders of the World. (2010). Places and Trips. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from Travel Channel Web Site: