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Interesting Facts About the New Seven Wonders of the World

Akshay Kulkarni Sep 5, 2019
In 2000, a campaign named ‘New7Wonders of the World’ was launched to select the new wonders of the world by a worldwide voting system which collected votes through the Internet. Here are the amazing New 7 Wonders of the World and some intriguing facts about them.

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The Great Wall of China

  • The Great Wall of China is also known as the longest cemetery on the planet. More than a million people died during its construction.
  • Gluey flour of rice was used as the binding material to cement the bricks, while building the Great Wall during 221 BC - 207 BC.

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Petra

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  • The ‘Lost City' was a hidden structure for almost 5 centuries until 1812, when a Swiss explorer named Johann Ludwig Burckhardt found it.
  • Due to the color of the stone from which the city is carved out, it is also called as the 'Rose city.'

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Colosseum

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  • The 'Flavian Amphitheater' was the name of the Colosseum when it was built under Emperor Vespasian's ruling.
  • Not only the stage for ground battles of gladiators, but sometimes the Colosseum was also flooded with water for sea battles.

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Chichen Itza

  • The name Chichen Itza is a Mayan name which translates to, “on the mouth of the well of Itza.”
  • The Chichen Itza was discovered by the priest Lakin Chan in 514 AD but over the years it was again lost. Then in 1841, it was re-discovered by John Lloyd Stephens, an American explorer.

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Machu Picchu

  • The structures were built with ashlar, a technique where the rocks were cut and shaped to fit together without any binding material. It was so precise that even a knife blade couldn't fit in between the stones.
  • Thanks to its hidden mountain position, Machu Picchu was one of the only Inca cities that survived the Spanish conquest.

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Taj Mahal

  • It took a whopping 17 years to complete Taj Mahal, and today it would cost around 1 Billion US Dollars to construct this monumental architectural gem.
  • Before finalizing on Agra, Burhanpur was the city where Taj Mahal was going to be built, as it was the place where Mumtaz died during childbirth.

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Christ the Redeemer

  • Standing around 120 ft tall and weighing 635 tonnes, Christ the Redeemer is the world's largest art deco statue and the fifth largest statue of Jesus.
  • After World War I, due to the rising godlessness throughout Brazil, a group of Catholic proposed the idea of building a massive statue of Jesus on Mount Corcovado overlooking the city.