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1: 7 NEW WONDERS OF THE WORLD | 7 NEW WONDERS OF THE WORLD | 1995 | GREAT WALL OF CHINA | 2005 | ...is a series of stone and earthen fortification that have been built since the 5th century BC. They have been rebuilt and maintained through the 16th century. The majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming dynasty.
2: PETRA, JORDAN | 2008 | This historical and archaeological city that has rock cut architecture was established around the 6th century but remained unknown to the western world until 1812.
3: TAJ MAHAL AGRA, INDIA | 2010 | This mausoleum is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles.
4: MACHU PICCHU CUZCO, PERU | "Old Mountain" is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 7,970 feet above sea level. Archaeologist believe that it was built between 1438-1472. It is often referred to as the Lost City of the Incas. | 1978
5: COLLOSEUM ROME, ITALY | 1966 | 1995 | This amphitheatere is considered the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. Its construction started between 70 and 72 AD and was completed in 80 AD.
6: CHRIST REDEEMER RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL | 1968 | This statue, a symbol of Christianity, is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. It is 130 feet tall and is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone
7: CHICHEN ITZA YUCATAN PENINSULA, MEXICO | This is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization | 1977
8: The Acropolis is the best known acropolis in the world. It is a flat-topped rock that rises 490 feet above sea level | FINALISTS | 1966 | 2004 | ACROPOLIS ATHENS, GREECE
9: GIZA NECROPOLIS GIZA, EGYPT | GREAT PYRAMIDS | 2008 | Pyramids were built as tombs for the Pharaohs during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods | SAQQARO Earliest known pyramids | GREAT SPHINX | 1966 | The pyramids is the only remaining monument of the 7 wonders of the ancient world
10: HAGIA SOPHIA ISTANBUL, TURKEY | 2004 | Considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture | Largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years (till 1520)
11: RED SQUARE MOSCOW, RUSSIA | The square separates the Kremlin from the historic merchant quarter | 2008 | St. Basil's Cathedral
12: NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE SCHWANGAU, GERMANY | 1996 | 19th century Romanesque Revival palace (`1869)
13: Prehistoric monument (~3000 BC) is at the center of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze age monuments | STONEHENGE WHILTSHIRE, ENGLAND | 1989
14: EIFFEL TOWER PARIS, FRANCE | 1966 | 1984 | 1994 | Built in 1889, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world until 1930
15: STATUE OF LIBERTY NEW YORK CITY USA | 1966 | 1984 | This neoclassical sculpture has become an iconic symbol of freedom and of the US. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886
16: ALHAMBRA GRANADA, SPAIN | 1986 | The" red fortress" is a palace and fortress complex constructed during the 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus
17: SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | 2002 | It is one of the 20th century's most distinctive building and one of the most famous performing arts centers in the world
18: POTALA PALACE LHASA, TIBET, CHINA | .... was used as a meditation retreat by King Gampa who in 637 built the first palace there in order to greet his bride, Princess Cheng of the Tang Dynasty. It was the chief residence of the Dali Lama until the 14th century. | ADDITIONAL WONDERS USA TODAY | 2005
19: OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM Until the 1860s this area constituted the entire city of Jerusalem. It is the home to several sites of key religious importance. | JEWISH WAILING WALL | MUSLIM DOME OF THE ROCK | CHRISTIAN HOLY SEPULCHRE | 2008 | 1966 | old streets
20: WONDERS OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD | LEANING TOWER PISA, ITALY | 1984 | 1966 | Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southwest soon after the construction in 1173
21: CITY OF EPHESUS, TURKEY | The City of Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed in 550 BC), one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. | LIBRARY 2003
22: PANAMA CANAL 2009 | The canal, begun in 1904 and finished in 1914, is a 48 mile canal that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade | WONDERS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING | cruise ship
23: CN TOWER TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA | 2010 | 1986 | The tower, standing 1815 feet tall, was built n 1976. It is the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere
24: EMPIRE STATE BUILDING NEW YORK, USA | View from the 102nd floor 1968 | 2010 | This 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper was built in 1931 and stood as the world's tallest building from 1931-1967.
25: GOLDEN GATE SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA USA | 1998 | 1992 | It was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1937
26: GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA | 1968 | 1986 | Colorado River | ...is a canyon carved by the Colorado river. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and attains a depth of over a mile | NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD
27: VICTORIA FALLS (MOSI-OA-TUNYA - "The smoke that thunders") LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA The falls are some of the largest in the world | 2007
28: 7 NEW WONDERS OF THE WORLD GREAT WALL - CHINA PETRA - JORDAN TAJ MAHAL - INDIA MACHU PICCHU - PERU COLLESEUM - ITALY CHRIST REDEEMER - BRAZIL CHICHEN ITZA - MEXICO | FINALISTS (for 7 new wonders) ACROPOLIS - GREECE GREAT PYRAMIDS - EGYPT HAGIA SOPHIA - TURKEY RED SQUARE - RUSSIA NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE - GERMANY ALHAMBRA - SPAIN STONEHENGE - ENGLAND EIFFEL TOWER - FRANCE STATUE OF LIBERTY - USA SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - AUSTRALIA ANGKOR WAT - CAMBODIA EASTER ISLAND STATUES - CHILE KUJOMIZU TEMPLE - JAPAN TIMBUKTU - MALI | OTHER WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD 7 WONDERS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING CN TOWER - CANADA EMPIRE STATE BUILDING - USA GOLDEN GATE - USA PANAMA CANAL - ISTHMUS OF PANAMA CHANNEL TUNNEL - UK / FRANCE ITAIPU DAM - BRAZIL/PARAGUAY DELTA WORKS - NETHERLANDS 7 NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD GRAND CANYON VICTORIA FALLS HARBOR OF RIO DE JANEIIRO MOUNT EVEREST AURORA PARICUTIN VOLCANO GREAT BARRIER REEF | 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD
29: USA TODAY'S 7 WONDERS OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM POTALA PALAC E - CHINA MAYA RUINS - MEXICO INTERNET - EARTH POLAR ICE CAPS - POLAR REGIIONS PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT - HAWAII GREAT MIGRATION OF SERENGETI AND MASAI MARA - TANZANIA & KENYA 7 WONDERS OF THE UNDERWATER WORLD PALAU BELIZE BARRIER REEF GREAT BARRIER REEF DEEP SEA VENTS GALAPAGOS ISLANDS LAKE BAIKAL NORTHERN RED SEA 7 WONDERS OF THE INDUSTRIAL WOLRD PANAMA CANAL BROOKLYN BRIDGE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD LONDON SEWERAGE SYSTEM BELL ROCK LIGHTHOUSE SS GREAT EASTERN | 7 WONDERS OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD STONEHENGE COLOSSEUM GREAT WALL OF CHINA HAGIA SOPHIA LEANING TOWER OF PISA PORCELAIN TOWER OF NANJING CATACOMBS OF KOM EL SHOQAFA 7 WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS AT EPHESUS HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON STATUE OF ZEUS AT OLYMPIA COLLOSUS OF RHODES LIGHTHOUSE IN ALEXANDRIA MAUSOLEUM OF MAUSSOLLOS AT HALICARNASSUS