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NEW Seven Wonders in the World – UPDATED 2020

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The only thing that remains constant is change.

And this quote even satisfied for the SEVEN wonders in the world when In 2001, the swiss corporation new 7 wonders of the World started an initiative to select the new Seven Wonders in the World 2020 from a selection of 200 existing monuments, and they decided to select the new seven wonders of the world via online votes.

Subsequently, they succeeded to collect a million 100 million votes to declare the new seven wonders of the world of the people’s choice. And the final result was announced in 2007.

So today we are going to show you the New Seven Wonders in the World 2020 that was announced in 2007 and will of course also tell you why they were able to make that cut.

But hey wait, Although we will only remember Seven Wonders in the World 2020, but there were 21 other wonders for the final voting. And all of those 21 finalists were simply wonderful that I can’t just ignore their name.

  1. NEUSCHWANSTEIN  of Germany
  2. EIFFEL TOWER of France
  3. MOAI STATUES of Chile
  4. STONEHENGE of United Kingdom
  6. CHICHÉN ITZÁ of Mexico
  7. PETRA of Jordan
  10. ALHAMBRA of Spain
  11. ANGKOR WAT of Cambodia
  12. HAGIA SOPHIA of Turkey
  13. SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE of Australia
  14.  TIMBUKTU of Mali
  15.  KIYOMIZU-DERA of Japan
  16. TAJ MAHAL of India
  17. GIZA PYRAMIDS of Egypt
  18. MACHU PICCHU of Peru
  19. STATUE OF LIBERTY of United States of America
  20.  COLOSSEUM of Italy
  21. GREAT WALL OF China

Oh wow! If I were the chief of the corporation I would definitely increase that number seven.

Ok, So among these top finalist 21 wonders, let’s divide it by 3 and see what are those wonders that made into the luckiest Seven Wonders in the World 2020, that we all have collectively chosen.

1. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu- Seven Wonders in the World
Machu Picchu- Seven Wonders in the World

This is the awesome looking Inca styled classical building that was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham III. However, it was believed to be constructed in 1438-1472.

It has got three primary structures that are:

  • Inti Watana
  • The Temple of the Sun and
  • The room of the three windows.

The building here is constructed using the ashlar technique in which the blocks of stones are cut to fit together perfectly without even using the mortar.

And the best part is that the entire structure lies on the two fault lines that on the bright side may offer better drainage but it also imparts small scale earthquakes frequently.

During an earthquake, those stones bounce off from their place and also sit back in the same place without disturbing its orientation.

The building is designed with highly engineered techniques like:

  • Doors and Windows are trapezoidal narrowing from bottom to top.
  • Corners are made rounded.
  • Terraces were layered with stone chips, sand, dirt. to absorb water.

And all of these constructions were done without the help of wheels or tools.

It was located at 2430m altitude of southern Peru’s mountain ridge. The foods cultivated there were maize, potatoes, grains, legumes, and fish.

2. The Great Wall Of China

Great Wall of China - Seven Wonders in the World
Great Wall of China – Seven Wonders in the World

The great wall of china is the series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other material generally built along an east to west line along the northern border of China.

In the 7th century several forts were fortifications were built and later they were all joined together to make one of the seven wonders of the world. Walls were even enhanced by the watchtower, troop barracks, garrison station, and so on.

It is so long that it is even visible from the space. And hence it got its reputation of being the one and only man-made structure that is visible from space.

It is included in the UNESCO world heritage site in 1987 and got its place in the people’s choice of top 7 wonders of the world in 2007.

3. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - Seven Wonders in the World
Taj Mahal – Seven Wonders in the World

Reputed as a symbol of love, Taj Mahal is the most fascinating structure built between 1632 to 1643 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the memory of his late wife, Mumtaj.

It cost almost 32 million rupees of that time to build such an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the city of Agra.

Taj Mahal area is exposed in the area of 42 acres, which includes a mosque, a guest house, and a beautiful garden.

This beautiful and lovely creation was listed in the UNESCO world heritage site in 1983.

4. Petra Jordan

Petra Jordan - Seven Wonders of the World
Petra Jordan – Seven Wonders of the World

Petra is also known as Ragmu in the historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan whose elevation is eight hundred and ten meters. It was built around the early 5th century and assumed to be in 312 BC.

Petra Jordan is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. The stones are carved so nicely and colored magnificently that it looks like a rose hence it is also called as a rose city.

The most visited tourist attraction in Jordan, Petra Jordan, was listed in the world heritage site since 1985. It was also chosen by the ‘Smithsonian Magazine’ as one of the 28 places to see before you die.

The Hollywood Blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were also filmed in Petra.

5. The Colosseum, Italy

The Colosseum, Italy - Seven Wonders of the World
The Colosseum, Italy – Seven Wonders of the World

The Center of attraction of Italy, The Colosseum, is an oval amphitheater which was built of concrete and sand and also renowned as the largest amphitheater ever built.

It was built in 72 AD to 80 AD and is assumed to hold up to 50 thousand to 80 thousand spectators at a time. It was mostly used for gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, and dramas based on classical mythology. However, nowadays it is partially ruined because of the damages caused by frequent earthquakes and stone robbers.

6. Chicken Itza, Mexico

Chicken Itza of Mexico was one of the most time taken project of the Maya civilization. It was built by the pre-Columbian Maya Civilization between the 9th and 12th centuries.

The pyramid there consists of a series of square terraces with stairways on four sides of the temple. Each stair has 91 steps, hence, total steps plus platforms on the top make equal to 365 steps overall and that is equal to the total number of days in a year.

The Structure is 24m high and an additional 6m for the temple.

Also Read: What is the New Height of Mount Everest? Story Beyond 8848.

7. Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer - Seven Wonders of the World
Christ the Redeemer – Seven Wonders of the World

Christ the Redeemer is one of the Seven Wonders in the World 2020 that is made up of reinforced concrete and soapstone and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. It is 30m tall and the arm stretches 28m wide.

The height is only the 2/3 rd of the height of the statue of liberty but its long width consists of a lot of civil engineering works.

It was created by Polish-French sculpture Paul Landowski and is built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da silva costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert caquot.

It weighs about 635 metric tons and is located at a peak of 700m in Tijuca Forest national park overlooking the city of Rio.

Conclusion: Seven Wonders in the World NEW!

Are you satisfied with these Seven Wonders in the World 2020? Give your thoughts in the comments below. I do believe that there could be someplace for the Pyramid of Egypt is this list, because it was the only remaining of the ancient 7 wonders of the world.

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