The list includes the 10 wonders of the world, which are the best of the craftsmanship and skill of people from that time. Nowadays, we are amazed by these marvels which were made in such a distant time with no modern technology or machines, such amazing building was made.
Let’s have a look at the 10 wonders of the world.
The 10 Wonders of The World :
10. Chichen Itza
Maya civilization was founded by Chichen Itza in around 400 AD and it is located in the North Central region, north of the Yucatan Peninsula, now called Mexico. Chichen has a rich history that dates back to 1500 years and is situated 75 miles away from Merida. Chichen is believed to have been the primary location for various regional celebrations. In the early days and times, the area was governed by priests. The name Chichen Itza is the Mayan language that refers to “At the mouth of the well of Itza”. The word Chi means ‘mouth’, Chen means ‘well’, and Itza means the Itza tribe’. The main belief is that humans were thrown off the top of the mountain as sacrifices to please their god, and those who were able to survive were considered to be seers.
9. Cristo Redentor Statue
It is the largest Art Deco statue in the world, and also the 5th most massive statue of Jesus in the world. It is a symbol of Christianity all over the world. It has also become a famous symbol of the two cities of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil and is listed among the New Seven Wonders of the World. The statue stands 30 meters (98 feet) tall, except for its 8-meter (26 feet) pedestal. The arms of this statue are 28 meters (92 feet) wide. It is made of soapstone and reinforced concrete and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.
8. Leaning Tower of Pisa
The tower was first built in Pisa, the city of Italy, on the 14th of August 1173. Its name is due to its tilt to the right, and it is currently steady, and there has been no change to it despite its tilt.
7. Roman Baths
The well-known Roman Baths Complex is an area of historical significance located in Somerset. The Baths house is a well-preserved Roman place for bathing in public, and it’s a reconstruction of the earlier destroyed baths. The baths were destroyed during the 6th century. The reconstruction of the baths took place through time, with the most recent modifications being made in the latter part of 1800.
The Baths are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, and they attract more than a million people each year. It was featured on the TV program Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of the West Country. Visitors have permission to see Baths and museums but cannot go into the waters.
6. Hagia Sophia
The most impressive construction project, Hagia Sophia, is a historic Christian theological basilica patriarchal (church) that later became an imperial mosque and it is now a museum located in Istanbul, Turkey. At present, Hagia Sophia has become the second most visited museum in Turkey that attracting more than 3.3 million visitors each year. From its original conversion, until it was rebuilt as the adjacent Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul) in 1616, it was the most important mosque in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia is served as inspiration for a variety of other Ottoman mosques, such as The Blue Mosque, the Sehzade Mosque as well as Suleymaniye Mosque, the Suleymaniye Mosque, the Rustem Pasha Mosque, as well as the Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque and the Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque.
It is an archaeological city of Jorden which is famous for its rock-cut architecture and its water conduit system. Petra is also known as the Rose City due to the shade of the stone of which it has been carved. It was established during 312 as the capital of the Arab Nabataeans, and it is a symbol of Jordan and is located on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah in a basin between the mountains that form the eastern part of Arabah (Wadi Araba). Petra was listed among the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, and it is Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction.
4. Taj Mahal of Agra
It was designed by the well-known Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is regarded as the finest representation of Mughal architecture and is considered to be “the jewel of Muslim art in India”. It is among the most famous structures in the world and is a symbol of India’s rich history. Taj Mahal attracts more than 3 million visitors each year. It was declared as one of the Top Ten Wonders of the World in 2007.
The Colosseum was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre can be described as an inverted amphitheater situated in the center of Rome, Italy. This is among the greatest structures built in the history of Rome. The Colosseum was known as The Flavian Amphitheatre, which is believed to be the largest amphitheater that was constructed during the Roman Empire. The structure is circular, which is located to the east of the Roman Forum. The amphitheater was constructed to host gladiator competitions, plays and games such as hunting animals, as well as constructing a mock sea battle, and for the public to observe it from the outside and cheer on their favorites.
2. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the pre-Columbian Inca empire site that is situated 8000 feet above sea level and located on a mountain ridge above the valley of Urubamba in Peru. It was built around 1450 at the peak of the Inca Empire. The site was abandoned a little over 100 years later, in 1572, in the wake of the Spanish Conquest. In 1983, Machu Picchu has declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2007, the site was voted as one of the new New Seven Wonders of the World in an international Internet poll.
1. The Great Wall of China
It is considered one of The New Seven Wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China was constructed in the 7th century BC. It’s a series of fortifications built to defend China’s Chinese Empires and states from the invasions and raids from the different nomadic communities that inhabited the Eurasian Steppe. It is widely recognized for being among the top stunning architectural feats of the past. According to an archaeological survey, the wall’s total length, including its branches, is estimated to be 21,196 kilometers.