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Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico
Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Colosseum Rome, Italy
Great Wall of China China
Machu Picchu Cuzco, Perú
Petra Jordan
Taj Mahal Agra, India
The Monastery


Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the only wonder of the ancient world still in existenceMain article: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The historian Herodotus (484 BC–ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca 305–240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of "Seven wonders" but their writings have not survived, except as references. Their wonders included:

Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria
The other 13 finalists,[20] listed alphabetically, were:

Wonder Location
Acropolis of Athens Athens, Greece
Alhambra Granada, Spain
Angkor Wat Angkor, Cambodia
Easter Island Moais Easter Island, Chile
Eiffel Tower Paris, France
Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey
Kiyomizu Temple Kyoto, Japan
Kremlin, Red Square,
and Saint Basil's Cathedral Moscow, Russia
Neuschwanstein Castle Füssen, Germany
Statue of Liberty New York, United States
Stonehenge Amesbury, United Kingdom
Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia
Timbuktu Mali

There is a marvelous collection of Petra photographs on PBASE taken by Mansour Mouasher

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