Seven Wonders of the World

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In 2007, more than 100 million people voted to declare the New Seven Wonders of the World. The following list of seven winners is presented without ranking, and aims to represent global heritage.

1) The Great Wall of China

Chinese name: 长城 (Chángchéng /channg-chnng/ 'Long Wall')
Location: Northern China
Length: 21,196.18 km (13,170.7 mi), all known sections were measured
History: more than 2,300 years


 2) Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro)

Coordinates: 22°57′7″S 43°12′38″WCoordinates: 22°57′7″S 43°12′38″W
Location: Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Material: Soapstone
Height: 30 metres (98 ft) and 38 metres (125 ft) tall with its pedestal
Completion date: Dedicated October 12, 1931

3) Machu Picchu (Peru)

Coordinates: 13°09′48″S 72°32′44″WCoordinates: 13°09′48″S 72°32′44″W
Height: 2,430 metres (7,970 ft)
Address: Peru
Area: 13 km²
Founded: c. 1450
Abandoned: 1572
Cultures: Inca civilization
Official name: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

4) Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)

Location: Yucatán, Mexico
Region: Yucatán
Coordinates: 20°40′59″N 88°34′7″W
Periods: Late Classic to Early Postclassic
Cultures: Maya civilization

5) The Roman Colosseum (Rome)

Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Italy
Built in: 70–80 AD
Height: 48 m
Architectural style: Ancient Roman architecture
Type of structure: Amphitheatre
TheColosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000


 6) Taj Majal (Agra, India)

Address: Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Height: 73 m
Opened: 1648
Architectural style: Mughal architecture
Architects: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri, Ustad Isa

7) Petra (Jordan)

Location: Ma'an Governorate, Jordan
Coordinates: 30°19′43″N 35°26′31″ECoordinates: 30°19′43″N 35°26′31″E
Area: 264 square kilometres (102 sq mi)[1]
Elevation: 810 m (2,657 ft)
Built: possibly as early as 5th century BC 

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