What are the 7 wonders of the Ancient and modern world?

In the last decade of the 21st century, there became a need to update the original 7 wonders of the world as there have been various compilations of wonders of the world from ancient world. The move to compile the new 7 wonders of the world that we have today was initiated by a Swiss Foundation called New7WondersFoundation.

The selection of the new 7 wonders of the world was done from 200 great surviving monuments of today’s world. Before we list the 7 new wonders of today, we would go through the 7 wonders of ancient world.

7 wonders of ancient world 

  1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  2. The Great Pyramid of Giza
  3. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece
  4. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  5. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  6. The Colossus of Rhodes
  7. The Lighthouse of Alexandria

New seven wonders of the word

  1. Chichén Itzá: It is a Mayan city located on Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. It existed between the 9th and 10th century. A testament to the influence of Maya cultue at this time can be seen in the ruin of this Monumen.
  2. The Great Wall of China: The great wall of the greatest construction of all time, built between 5 and 16 BCE. The primary purpose for the construction of this monument to provide protection against invaders. It stretches over 13,000 miles, though this number is disputed.
  3. Petra: Petra is an ancient city located in Jordan and surrounded by sandstone mountains and cliffs. It existed between 9 BCE and 40 AD. It was believed that this is the site where Moses struck the rock for water to gush out. The people of Petra were able to manipulate water systems that allowed their stay here. At a time, it became a trade centre as it was made the capital of the Arab tribe, Nabataeans.
  4. The Roman Colosseum: This magnificent structure which located in Rome, Italy was built between 70 AD and 70 AD by the order of Emperor. It mainly hosted public events, and most especially gladiator fights as it is estimated to accommodate 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. It has the largest amphitheatre ever built by man.
  5. Taj Mahal: This wonder is located in Agra, India. It as a mausoleum complex, and it is considered as the finest specimen of Mughal architecture. It was built between 1642 and 1648 by Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his wife. It has a garden with a reflective pool.
  6. Christ the Redeemer statue: It is a statue located in Corcovado Mountain, Brazil. It is a 130-foot reinforced concrete-and-soapstone statue designed by Heitor da Silver Costa, Carlos Oswald, and Paul Landowski, built in the year 1931.
  7. Machu Picchu: This is an Incan city located in Cuzco, Peru. It is believed that it was built during the peak of the Incan Empire in the 14th century. It was discovered in by Hiram Bingham in the year 1911. It is regarded as a sacred city and it is said that most its ruins were found mostly intact. This wonder is relatively isolated at can only be reached by foot, train and helicopter.

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