The Modern Day Wonders of the World

You have probably heard of the 7 wonders of the world, but do you really know what they are? Before the times of massive skyscrapers and cars that drive themselves, these structures were unbelievable feats of human ingenuity that went unmatched for hundreds, even thousands of years. Below is a little background on each of the 7 modern day wonders of the world, commonly referred to as New7Wonders of the World.

Great Wall Of China

We have all seen the unbelievable images of The Great Wall of China. The wall was originally built to serve the purpose of keeping out invading troops and protecting China. Technology has made the function of the wall pretty much obsolete, but it remains one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world. The remaining wall is an estimated 5,500 miles long, but it originally was almost twice that!

Christ the Redeemer

Located on a mountaintop above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Christ The Redeemer is a massive statue of Jesus. It is 98 feet tall and weighs almost 700 tons! It is a very iconic shot in all kinds of movies, TV shows, and even video games. Whether you are religious or not, Christ the Redeemer is a sight to see.

Taj Mahal

Located in modern day India, the Taj Mahal was originally constructed as a tomb for the wife of a king. It is truly one of the most elaborate pieces of architecture ever created by man and is known for its incredible lawn and dome rooftops. It’s cost to build today would be an estimated $827 million!

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is arguably the most historic of all the modern day wonders of the world. It was the former mountaintop home to the Inca and was believed to be specifically for an Inca emperor. The wonder was not commonly known by the world until 1911 when it began to draw attention for it’s unbelievable architecture and unique location.

Chichen Itza

Again, the name on this one could throw some people off, but chances are you have seen the iconic steps in Mexico. It is a thousands of years old and was the former property of the Mayans. It remains one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Mexico and the world.

The Colosseum

It is hard to confuse The Colosseum. Located in Rome, The Colosseum was one of the first known gathering places of that size that was built to house gladiator battles. It is still said to be the largest amphitheater made and is estimated to have held between 50,000-80,000 people.

Petra

This is probably the least well known wonder out of the 7 modern day wonders of the world. Petra is located in Jordan and is by far the country’s biggest tourist attraction. It is known for its unbelievable architecture and unique carvings into large rocks. The pictures of Petra will really shock you, so we suggest checking it out if you aren’t familiar.

The 7 Wonders listed above have certainly withstood the test of time and their brilliance remains unparalleled. They are mostly the same wonders that have been acknowledged for years, showing just how unique and incredible they are.

 

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