The Mysterious Pyramids Great Sphinx Giza Egypt

The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt (honorary wonder)

The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt (honorary wonder) The Great Pyramid was built by the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), a king of the fourth dynasty to serve as his tomb and was constructed in about 2560 B.C. over a 20-year period. The Great Pyramid is the largest of three Pyramids at Giza, outside modern Cairo. […]

Colosseum Rome

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy The Colosseum in Rome, Italy— Built in Rome around A.D. 70(2,000 years ago) under Emperor Vespasian was the first freestanding amphitheater. Once held up to 50,000 spectators who came to watch gory games involving gladiators contests, group combats, wild animals hunt, prisoners, battle reenactments, executions and other productions.Earthquakes and stone-robbers have destroyed the […]

Christ Redeemer Rio Janeiro Brazil

Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil

The “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, 105-foot-tall (38-meter-tall) atop the summit of Mount Corcovado high above Rio, took five years to build. It is build in France in 1931 by sculptor Paul Landowski and was shipped to Brazil in pieces, and then carried up the mountain by train, where it was reorganize. […]