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The Great Wall of China: This 4,160-mile was built to protect China from invading Huns, Mongols and others tribes and to unite fortifications into one defence system. Begun in the 7th century BC, the barricade took hundreds of years to build, and ranks as the world's longest man made structure and is apparently the only one visible from space


2. Petra (Jorder): This ancient capital city was built around 9 BC during the reign of King Aretas IV and continued to flourish during the Roman Empire. It is now visible in its pink stone ruins and carved facade.


3.Christ Redeemer Statue (Brazil): Standing 125 feet tall atop the Corcovado Mountain high above Rio, this statue took five years to build. Constructed in France by sculptor Paul Landowski, it was shipped to Brazil in pieces, and then carried up the mountain by train, where it was reassembled.


4. Machu Picchu (Peru) : This "city in the clouds" was built 8,000 feet above sea level in the 15th century by Incan emperor Pachacutec. Abandoned by the Incas, the city remained unknown until it was rediscovered by an explorer in 1911.


5. Pyramid at Chichen Itza (Mexico) : The center of Mayan civilization in its day, Chichen Itza is still visible in several structures including the pyramid of Kukulkan


6. Roman Colosseum (Itlay) : This giant, 50,000 seat amphitheater in the center of Rome was built over 2,000 years ago, and still influences the design of sports stadiums worldwide.


7. Taj Mahal (India) : Built in 1630 by a grieving emperor, Shah Jahan, in honor of his dead wife, this white marble structure combines Indian, Persian and Islamic style of architecture.










Complete Listing of World Wonders

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylong
  • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • The Statue of Zeus of Olympia
  • The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • The Colossus of Rhodes
  • The Pharos of Alexandria

The Seven Wonders of the Medieval World

  • Stonhenge
  • The Colosseum
  • The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
  • The Hagia Sophia
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Seven Wonders of Modern World

  • The Empire State Building
  • The Itaipu Dam
  • The CN Tower
  • The Panama Canal
  • The Channel Tunne
  • The North Sea Protection Works
  • The Golden Gate Bridge

The Seven Forgetton Natual Wonders of World

  • Angel Falls
  • The Baby of Fundy
  • Lugacu Falls
  • Krakatoa Island
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Niagara Falls

The Seven Forgotten Modern Wonders of World

  • The Clock Tower (Big Ben)
  • Eiffel Tower
  • The Gateway Arch
  • The Aswan High Dam
  • Hoover Dam
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • The Petronas Towers

The Seven Natual Wonders of World

  • Mount Everst
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Victoria Falls
  • The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
  • Paricutin Volcano
  • The Northern Lights

The Seven Underwater Wonders of World

  • Palau
  • The Belize Barrier Reef
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • The Northern Red Sea
  • Lake Baikal
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Deep Sea Vents

The Seven Forgotten Wonders of Medeival World

  • Abu Simbel Temple
  • Angkor Wat
  • Taj Mahal
  • Mount Saint Michel
  • The Moai Statues
  • The Parthenon
  • The Shwedagon Pagoda

The Forgotton Wonders

  • The Aztec Temple
  • The Banaue Rice Terraces
  • The Borobudur Temple
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Mayan Temples
  • The Temple of Inscriptions
  • The Throne Hall of Persepolis
  • Petra
  • The Suez Canal
  • The Sydney Opera House






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