Seven Wonders of the New World

26  September /2022

The Great Wall, China

This monument was built from 220 B.C. to A.D. 1644 by not one but by several dynasties. Many sections of the wall overlap, but the combined length of the entire constructed wall is estimated around 21,196 km (13,171 miles).

The Taj Mahal, India

Built between 1632 to 1648, the Taj Mahal is one of the most recognised landmarks in the world. Nearly 20,000 workers took 16 years to build this architectural marvel.

Petra, Jordan 

The Nabateans built the city of Petra in the 4th century B.C. to 2nd century A.D. The city was built along the silk and spice trade routes and thus saw a very prosperous period till it fell to the Romans in A.D. 106.

The Colosseum, Italy

One of the world’s most popular monuments, the Colosseum was built in A.D. 72-82 in Rome. The Colosseum was used for gladiator matches, hunting shows, and very public executions!

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

This world famous statue was commissioned by the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro in 1926-31. Measuring a height of 125 feet and a weight of 1,145 tonne, the Christ the Redeemer statue is the largest art deco sculpture in the world.

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

If stories about ancient civilisations fascinate you, the city of Chichén Itzá of the Maya-Toltec civilization is perfect for you. The city was built in the 5th-13th century.  

Machu Picchu, Peru

Pride of the Andes, Machu Picchu was considered to be the royal retreat of the Incan emperor Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui. For unknown reasons, the site was completely abandoned towards the end of the 16th century.