Their culture, as exemplified in the pyramids at Chichen Itza, represents ancient New World civilizations as a whole, and thus especially merits selection as one of the Seven Wonders of the World .
Chichen Itza is one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World ” due to its large concentration of culturally-significant, ancient manmade wonders and its placing in the top 7 of all nominees during international voting.
Seven wonders of the world for 2020 MOSQUITO BAY, PUERTO RICO. SON DOONG CAVE, VIETNAM. METEOR CRATER, ARIZONA. MARIANA TRENCH, MARIANA ISLANDS. DON SHELDON AMPHITHEATRE, ALASKA. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, LOW EARTH ORBIT. CARACOL, BELIZE.
Great Pyramid of Giza , El Giza, Egypt the only one that still exists.
Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, Petra is also called the “Rose City” because of the colour of the stone from which it is carved. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Petra is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction.
(Of those ancient seven , only the pyramids remain.) The new wonders were chosen in 2007 through an online contest put on by a Swiss company, the New 7 Wonders Foundation, in which more than tens of millions of people voted. All are Unesco World Heritage sites.
Further excavations revealed that it had nine platforms, a single stairway, and a temple containing human remains, a jade-studded jaguar throne, and a so-called Chac Mool. The Chac Mool is a type of Maya sculpture of an abstract male figure reclining and holding a bowl used as a receptacle for sacrifices.
El Castillo (Spanish pronunciation: [el kas’tiʎo], Spanish for “the castle”), known as the Temple of Kukulcán (or also just as Kukulcán), is a Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán.
12 Wonders of the Ancient World Petra, Jordan. Of course, this marvel is the first on our list! Bagan, Myanmar, Burma. Chichen Itza , Mexico. Machu Pichu , Peru. Great Pyramid of Giza , Egypt. Taj Mahal , Agra, India. Great Wall of China . Colosseum , Italy.
One of the 7 wonders of the world !!! Eiffel tower is an iron tower situated on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It was named after the engineer Alexandar Gustave Eiffel , whose company designed and built the tower . It was constructed in 1889.
Today we list our selection of 10 wonders of the world. Parthenon . dreamstime/© Jim Roberts. Easter Island . The world famous moai are monolithic statues located on Easter Island , one of the most isolated islands on Earth. Taj Mahal . flickr/Dennis Jarvis. Colosseum . Angkor . Teotihuacan. Petra . Machu Picchu .
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, lost his wife Mumtaz Mahal on June 17, 1631. He was inconsolable and envisaged a memorial that would befit his love. Today, the Taj Mahal is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is the final resting place of Arjuman Banu, also know as Mumtaz Mahal .
Today only one of the original wonders still exists , and there is doubt that all seven ever existed , but the concept of the wonders of the world has continued to excite and fascinate people everywhere for centuries.
New 7 wonders of the world Details and Countries: Taj Mahal- India. Taj Mahal is a symbol of love. The great wall of China- China. Machu Pichu- Peru. Roman Colosseum- Rome. Christ the Redeemer Statue — Brazil. Petra- Jordan. Chichen Itza- Mexico.