The Seven Wonders of the World
I plan to organize a series of trips to the Seven Wonders of the world in Seven Years. I would appreciate an e-mail from you if you might be interested. I love to travel, but I have seen only two of the modern seven wonders so far, "The Roman Colosseum" and "Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro".
I saw the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro when I was on the first segment of the world cruise in January 2011 on the Queen Mary 2. QM2 going from New York to Capetown. I really did not have the 23 days to leave the business, but it worked out.
I have seen the Pyramids, the Colosseum, the Tower of Pisa, and The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. Besides the current and past seven wonders, I have other destinations on my Bucket List.
I am talking about the "New Seven Wonders of the World", as many of the "Original Seven Wonders" do not exist any more or we do not know if they ever existed.
What are these "New Seven Wonders of the World"?
- The Great Wall of China
The largesst man-made structure in the world, about 4,000 miles long.
- Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
The icon for Rio and Brazil.
- Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula - Mexico
Ruins of a Mayan civilization that flourished from approximately 800 to 1200.
- Machu Picchu - Peru
Incan city of sparkling granite, built in the mid-1400s.
- The Roman Colosseum - Rome - Italy
It is impressive that this building for about 50,000 spectators survived two thousand years. But this is not the only reason you should visit Rome. Even if you do not want to see any of the other seven wonders, Rome should be on your list!
- Taj Majal in Agra - India
The Taj Majal was built between 1632 and 1648 as a mausoleum for the wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
- Petra in Jordan
Petra was the capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV
The original "Seven Wonder Of The World"
- Great Pyramid of Giza
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia
- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
- Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
- Colossus of Rhodes
- Lighthouse of Alexandria
Other wonders were usually considered during the Medieval time. These were the "Seven Wonder Of The Medieval World" according to Wikipedia:
- Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
- Great Wall of China
- Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
- Hagia Sophia
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
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