7 Wonderful monuments of the world

By John Smith

January 10, 2024

The Great Wall of China was built over 2,000 years ago to protect Chinese states and empires from raids. It stretches over 13,000 miles across China.

The Great Wall of China

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 Petra was the capital of the Nabatean empire in Jordan over 2,000 years ago. It features spectacular rock-cut architecture and water conduit systems.

Petra, Jordan

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The Colosseum in Rome is a huge amphitheater built in 70-80 AD that could hold over 50,000 spectators for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.

The Colosseum, Italy

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Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula contains remarkably well-preserved Mayan ruins with fascinating, mathematically-precise architecture from 600-1200 AD.

Chichen Itza, Mexico

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Machu Picchu, a Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, dates to the mid-1400s. It remains an architectural and engineering marvel.

Machu Picchu, Peru

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The imposing Christ the Redeemer statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro. It stands 98 feet tall and symbolizes Brazilian Christianity.

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

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The beautifully ornate Taj Mahal in Agra, India was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal after her death in 1631.

The Taj Mahal, India

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The New 7 Wonders demonstrate human creativity, ambition, and skill in architecture and engineering across cultures and time periods through some of humanity's most iconic and enduring monuments.

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