In 2007, the New Seven Wonders of the World were voted by more than 100 million people voted to declare. The following list of seven winners, without ranking, and aims to represent global heritage. But what is the real story behind it? This is not going to be one of those high profile lists stating years and facts from the history. Here is the real story behind these marvels.


  1. Great Wall of China
    700 BC
    The longest man made structure created to protect the borders of the Chinese Empire from invading Mongols.


  1. Petra
    Ma’an Governorate, Jordan
    312 BC
    In a state of eternal blessing, it was built with a donation of people which approximately summed up to $250,000.


  1. Colosseum

Rome, Italy

AD 70
The elliptical construction sat nearly 50,000 viewers, who assembled to watch the events as well as other public spectacles, including battle reenactments, animal hunts and executions.


  1. Chichen Itza

Yucat√°n, Mexico

AD 600
The remains of a city that was a trading capital for cloth, salves salt and honey and acted as a political and economic center of the Mayan Civilization.


  1. Machu Picchu

Cuzco, Peru
AD 1438
It is thought to have been an exclusive archaeological center for the nearby Incans, later abandoned by them. The site remained unknown except to locals until 1911, when it was rediscovered.


  1. Taj Mahal

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
AD 1632
A sepulture commissioned for the love from a Mughal Emperor in the memory of his late beloved wife.



  1. Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

AD 1926
The capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV. A civilization known to be early experts in using water technology, building intricate tunnels and water chambers, which helped create an pseudo-oasis.


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