New 7 Wonders of the World

These were declared in 2011 by poll.

Petra is located in Jordania and was established possibly in 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans. It lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah. It is in constant threat from weathering.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built along the historical northern border of China. The first wall was commissioned by Qin Shihuang around 210 BC to protect Chinese states and empires against raids and invasions. Emperors after him also built walls which were the connected together to form a single wall 21,196 kilometers long.
Christ the Redeemer is a Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed by Paul Landowski and commissioned in 1922, comleted in 1931. It's 38 metres tall and his arms spread 22 metre wide
Machu Picchu is an Inca site 2430 meters above sea level. Located in the Urubamba province ofthe Machupicchu district in Peru, it's on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley. Archaeologists often believe that is was built as an estate for emperor Pachacuti in 1450. It was abandon a century later during the Spanish conquest. Often mistakenly referred to as 'The Lost City of the Incas'.
Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city located in Yucatán, Mexico. Originally built by the Maya people in AD 600, it was a major focal point in the Northern Maya lowlands. It was one of the largest Maya cities and was likely to be one of the mythical great cities. The picture is of El Castillo which is the center of Chichen Itza.
The Colloseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in Rome, Italy. Construction first began in 72AD under emperor Vespasian. It was completed in 80AD under his heir Titus. Modifications were made through the rein of Domitian. The Colloseum could hold up to 80,000 spectators and was mainly used for gladiator fights and public spectacles. It cesed to be used for entertainment in the medieval periods and is partially destroyed due to earthquakes and stone robbers.
Taj Mahal is a white marlbe mauloseum located in Agra, India. It was commissiones by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the tomb for his 3rd wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1632. It was completed in 1653.
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