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(photo) Great Wall of China: Voted as New 7 Wonders of The World

Posted by Author on July 9, 2007

Great Wall of China was announced as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007,  in Lisbon, by New 7 Wonders of the World, based on an online poll attracted over 100 million votes cast from people in 200 countries.

All photos below are credited to saad from flickr.

Great Wall of china (1)

The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties.

Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC, the most famous being the one built between 220 BC and 200 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. That wall was much further north than the current wall, built during the Ming Dynasty, and little of it remains.

The Great Wall is the world’s longest human-made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhai Pass in the east to Lop Nur in the west (of China) , along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia (the northern province of China).

It is also the largest human-made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass.

Above excerpt  is from Wikipedia

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Other six world Wonders are:

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Machu Picchu, Peru

Petra, Jordan

The Roman Colloseum, Italy

The Taj Mahal, India.

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