What are the New Seven Wonders of the World?


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The new seven wonders of the world as of 2015 are: Christ the Redeemer, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Petra, Chichen Itza, the Roman Colosseum and the Taj Mahal. This consensus was reached by mor than 100 million worldwide voters, according to the New7Wonders Foundation.

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The only wonder that has earned a place on the New7Wonders list as well as on the list of ancient wonders that were well known to classical antiquity is the Giza Necropolis. The New7Wonders foundation designated the Giza Necropolis as an honorary candidate after contact with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, deciding to bypass the voting process and ensure a place for the pyramids next to the new entrants.

The oldest monument on the list is the Giza Necropolis, while the most recently constructed is Christ the Redeemer. Christ the Redeemer was constructed in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in 1931, by a team consisting of a Brazilian designer and a French sculptor. The next most recently constructed monument is Taj Mahal in Agra, India, which was completed in the year 1632. The third most recently constructed monument is Machu Picchu, in Cuzco, Peru, which historians claim was completed sometime in the 15th century.

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