Wonders of the World A little information • The list of new Seven Wonders of the World was released on 7th July of 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal. • The public from all over the world voted for their favorites. • Out of a list of 25 finalist monuments only 7 of them were chosen as the wonders of the world. Christ the Redeemer It is a 38 meters tall statue standing on the Corcovado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. It is a symbol of peace. The Great Wall of China It's the largest man-made monument on this earth that was built to attack and send the Mongol tribes out of China. It was built by the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang. The Colosseum Construction started under the emperor Vespasian and was completed under King Titus. It was the sports stadium for the Roman Empire where fights and games were being played. Machu Picchu It is in Peru in South America. A city built on the mountain known as Machu Picchu by Incas . Petra It is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of mount Hor. Taj Mahal It is in India. It is a white marble tomb which was built by Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Chichen Itza It is situated in Mexico. It was an ancient city built by the Maya civilisation.