Showing posts with label Taj Mahal. Show all posts
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Apr 15, 2011

Seven Wonders of the World

A global poll determined the new seven wonders of the world and they are: the 'Christ the Redeemer' statue in Rio de Janeiro; the Colosseum in Rome; the Taj Mahal in India; the Great Wall of China; the ancient city of Petra, in Jordan; the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, in Mexico. Interesting how our tastes have changed, such as the Colosseum, in its glory, was not considered good enough for the old list, but not that it is ruins, it is a wonder.

The old seven wonders of the world: The Great Pyramid of Egypt, Giza; the Colossus of Rhodes, Greece; the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq; the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Turkey, and the Temple of Artemis, Turkey.
Now you can see the wonders in all their breathtaking glory at National Geographic. LINK