There are several remarkable creations of classic antiquity which exist in this world that leaves those who see them mesmerized at how they came to be and most of them are man made.
The top 10 wonders of the world include:
10. Leaning Tower of Pisa
This is a tower which was constructed in Pisa City in Italy on 14 August 1173. Apart from its tilting to towards the right, nothing has happened to it since its construction and it remains stable to date.
9. Chichen Itza
It has a history of over 1500 years and it is located 75 miles from Merida in Mexico. It is believed to have been the main regional point where different ceremonies were performed. It is also believed that, to make a sacrifice, people were thrown from the top of the building to make the gods happy and in case one survived, he was then referred to as a seer.
8. Machu Picchu
It is located 8000 feet above sea level on a mountain ridge above the valley of Urubamba in Peru. It is believed to have been built in 1450. During the Spanish conquest in 1572, the building was abandoned. In 1983, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 voted as one of the 7 wonders of the world in a worldwide poll over the internet.
7. Cristo Redentor Statue
It is the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world and the largest art Deco statue. It is a cultural symbol for both Brazil and Rio De Janeiro. It is constructed of soapstone and concrete and the construction was done between 1922 and 1931.
6. The Great Wall of China
This wall was constructed in the 7th century BC and it is a series of fortification which was built to protect Chinese empires and states against invasions and raids from various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.
5. Roman Baths
This is a historic site in Somerset as the house is a well preserved Roman site for public bathing. It was reconstructed after the original baths were destroyed in the 6th century. The reconstruction was done over a period of time and the last construction was done in the late 1800s.
It was originally the Flavian amphitheater which is an elliptical amphitheater in the middle of the Rome city in Italy and it is the greatest architectural work which was done in the history of Rome.It is a circular structure which occupies a site east of the Roman Forum and it is the largest of them all. It was built to organize dramas, gladiator contests and games like constructing mock sea battle and hunting animals.
3. Hagia Sophia
This is a masterpiece of construction which was once a Christian patriarchal basilica, then a mosque and now it acts as a museum in Istanbul Turkey. It attracts over 3.3 million tourists annually.
2. Taj Mahal of Agra
It was constructed by Shah Jahan, a famous Mughal ruler in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the best architectural work of Mughal and it is best referred to as the jewel of Muslim art in India and is one of the world most celebrated symbol and structure of India’s rich history. It attracts over 3 million visitors each year.
It is famous for its water conduit system and rock cut architecture. It goes by another name as the Rose City because of the color of the stone on which it is curved. From the time it was established in the 312 BCE, it has remained the symbol of Jordan. It lies in a basin in the mountains which forms the eastern flank of Arabah forming the largest valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra is Jordan’s most visited tourist sites by tourists and indeed it is one of the places you should visit before you die.
This world is full of wonders. Everyday a discovery is made and a new world wonder comes up. There are several wonders of the world but this ten made it to our list. They are indeed wonders.