Seven Wonders Of The World List
The seven wonders of the world list are things that most people should try and see before they die. They are spread out all over the world and even though they were built many centuries ago, they still bring wonder to whoever looks at them. Knowing about these seven wonders of the world is the first step in going to visit them. Even if you can't visit all the seven wonders of the world, knowing about them will help you to at least try to visit a few of them over the course of your life. Check out the list of the seven wonders of the world below to see which ones appeal to you the most.
- The Great Pyramid of Giza. The pyramids in Egypt are incredible structures built in a time when it was almost inconceivable that people could actually build anything of that size, scale and intricacy. It is the only surviving member of the ancient seven wonders of the world. It is 480 feet high, 755 feet long and coordinated with the points of the Earth.
- The Great Wall of China. The wall built by the Chinese over centuries to keep out invading Mongol hordes is approximately 4,000 miles long. It took nearly eleven centuries to build and is made entirely from stone and Earth.
- Machu Pichu. This entire city cut out of the Andes mountains still has most people puzzled as to how it could possibly have been designed by the ancient Inca tribes. It was abandoned in the 1400s for reasons which are still unknown and wasn't rediscovered until 1911, more the 500 years later.
- Chichan Itza. This ancient trading center of the Mayan culture is an incredibly built ancient hub which was active between 800 AD and 1200 AD. There was even a sophisticated astronomical observatory known as El Caracol.
- Roman Coliseum. This massive coliseum was meant for gladiators and other Roman athletes to perform within the middle of the empire's capital. Even though it was built in 70 and 80 AD, it still sat 50,000 spectators and still stands in the middle of Rome today.
- Taj Mahal. Made entirely of white marble, this mausoleum was built for the wife of the emperor in the mid-1600s. It is the best example of Muslim art and architecture in the world and is jaw dropping in scale and beauty.
- Petra. Located in the country of Jordan in the middle east, this ancient city was the capital of the Nabataen Empire whose people were the first to be able to use water technology through the creation tunnels and water chambers. There are also buildings carved out of stone in the Earth.