Thanks to the initiative of the filmmaker Bernard Weber, on July the 7th, 2007 it was made public the list of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World", it was broadcast by 160 television channels and it was watched in over 170 countries worldwide. We will detail below which were the winners of this tough list.
1 Chichén Itzá ( Mexico )
As a reminder of the ancient Mayan civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula we find the remains of the city of Chichén Itzá, the most representative element is undoubtedly its 24 meters high pyramid built in the twelfth century, one of the most interesting details of this pyramid is that each of its four sides has 91 steps which together with the top step make 365, a funny way of measuring time.
2 The Colosseum of Rome ( Italy)
The world's largest amphitheater. It was built in 70 AD by Emperor Vespasian but it could not be used until 10 years later, during the reign of Emperor Titus. Inside there took place fights between gladiators, men fighting with wild beasts and even representations of epic battles.
3 Statue of Christ the Redeemer ( Brazil )
Located 709 meters above sea level we find the most representative monument throughout Brazil: Christ the Redeemer. This statue of 38 meters was inaugurated in 1931. From a structural point of view, the construction of this monument was a real marvel of engineering, due to the little space where to erect scaffolding, strong winds at this height and the position of the arms and head of the sculpture.
4 The Great Wall of China (China)
With its 8,800 km long The Great Wall of China has earned a well deserved place on this list. In a construction period of over 1000 years the limits of this immense wall were expanded, which only 30 % has reached up to our days.
5 Machu Picchu ( Peru )
The ruins of Machu Picchu have attracted thousands of tourists who enjoy this ancient sacred city of the Incas. Both the natural environment and the architecture of its buildings make it a real wonder.
6 Petra (Jordan)
The magnificent city of Petra is not built of stone, but it is carved and sculpted in great detail on the same mountain. A fascinating place to visit to know more of the Nabataean people.
7 The Taj Mahal (India)
And of course, the beautiful mausoleum of love, the Taj Mahal. A Mongolian style building with slight inspirations in Indian, Persian and Turkish styles. Thanks to its beauty and history this white marble jewel has its place in this prestigious list.
Whatever the reason for the ranking, it is always of great interest to know the winners more closely. From here we encourage you to visit these seven examples of Wonders.