There is a distinct difference between The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World and The Seven Wonders Of The Modern World.
Today we’re are looking at the later with amazing photographs of every single one.
The reason there are New 7 Wonders of the world is mainly because the ancient ones exist no more. Most of them were either destroyed or have been ruined by the passage of time.
Thus a vote was put forward to find the new wonders in 2007. The Pyramid of Giza, one of the ancient wonders is in the list as a honourary mention, as it’s the only ancient one that has survived to this day. Without further ado, let’s see the UNESCO world heritage sites chosen to be the new 7 wonders of the world.
Can you guess which is ranking first fellow lazy penguins?
7. Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It was built between the 5th century BC and the 16th century. It is impossible to get an idea of its magnitude! In its day, the wall was more than 21,000 kilometers long. Currently only a few sections can be visited, most close to Beijing. The Chinese Empire ordered it to be built to protect itself from the invasions of the Xiongnu nomads living in Mongolia. The average height of the Great Wall of China is about 8 meters, although in some section it is up to 14 meters high. This wall stretched from the western end of China, in Xinjiang province, to the eastern end on its border with Korea. The best preserved part of the Great Wall of China and with the easiest access is the section that passes through the province of Beijing.
Built among the mountains of the Sahara, it is not known exactly when the capital of the Nabatean empire was built. What is known with certainty is that from the 1st century BC it became rich thanks to trade, since it was part of the trade route that connected ancient Mesopopotamia with Egypt. Petra was a prosperous city until the great earthquake of 363 AD destroyed much of the city. This catastrophe, together with the change in trade routes, caused the city to end up being abandoned and it fell into oblivion by all except for the Bedouin of the place.
5. The Colosseum
The Colosseum was the largest amphitheater built in the Roman world and is a monument with many corners and places to visit. In this section we will deal with what to see in the Colosseum, that is, the main parts and spaces that can be visited, some open during the general visit and others only accessible with a special entrance.
4. Chichén Itzá
This Mayan city is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico. It was founded around 300 AD. C., reaching its apogee in the years 900-1500 d. C., time in which it was consolidated as the main center of power of the peninsula. The city sits on an esplanade in the middle of tropical forests. During its maximum splendor it had an area of 2,500 to 3,000 hectares, while today the area for tourist visits has an area of only 27 hectares.
3. Machu Picchu
The archaeological complex of Machu Picchu is one of the best known in the world. Located on the top of a massif known as the Vilcabamba Batholithic (between the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains), at 2430 meters above sea level and about 80 kilometers from the city of Cusco, the ancient Inca city is considered a architectural and engineering masterpiece. Its name comes from the Quechua language, where the union of both words means “old peak” and it received this name from one of the closest mountains after its “discovery” in 1911. In addition, the sanctuary is surrounded by legends and stories, which It gives the place a certain air of mystery.
2. Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, located in the city of Agra on the banks of the Yamuna River, is a symbol of India. Here are some curiosities so that you know it better. The Taj Mahal symbolizes the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s love for his favorite wife, Arjumand Banu Begum – also known as Mumtaz Mahal – who died while giving birth to their fourteenth child. The building is, in effect, a funerary monument in honor of his wife.
1. Christ The Redeemer
An icon of the Rio de Janeiro landscape and a must for tourists from all over the world, behind the fascination for Christ the Redeemer there is an exciting story about its complex construction. Located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, 38 meters above the Corcovado hill, and weighing about 1,000 tons, this monumental project was designed by the engineer Heitor da Costa Silva, taking approximately five years to build (1926- 1931). With an initial drawing by Silva, the project included the final details by the artist Carlos Oswald along with the French sculptor Paul Landowski, charged with modeling all the components of the statue.
1. Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World and the only one that still stands, as well as being the largest of the pyramids in Egypt. It was ordered to be built by the Pharaoh of the 4th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, Cheops. The architect of this work was Hemiunu. The estimated date of completion of the construction of the Great Pyramid was around 2570 BC, being the first and largest of the three great pyramids of the Necropolis of Giza, located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. It was the tallest building until the 14th century and the tallest stone building in the world until well into the 19th century, then surpassed by the spire of St. Nikolai Church in Hamburg.