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Man-made wonders which deserve a place on the list

Everyone knows the 7 man-made wonders of the world. Spots like misty Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the ancient Colosseum in Rome all deserve their place as some of man’s finest creations. That said, the world is full of wonders. Here’s our list of 7 man-made wonders we think deserve a place on the list.

Acropolis, Athens

The ruins of this ancient city overlook the Greek capital from a rocky outcrop. Some 21 ancient buildings including the Parthenon temple make some of the most fascinating ancient ruins on Earth.

 

Moai of Easter Island, Chile

This Chilean island in a remote spot in the Pacific Ocean are home to hundreds of ancient statues. Scientists and historians are still scratching their head trying to work out how they were made and by whom.

 

 

 

 

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited attractions in the world. Few could disagree that the painted ceiling, which took more than 4 years to complete, doesn’t deserve a place on the list of man-made wonders.

 

 

 

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

 

Created in the 1920s by French sculptor Paul Landowski. The Art Deco Christ the Redeemer is a 30-metre-high statue which sits on Corcovado mountain with his arms outstretched overlooking the city below.

 

Alhambra, Spain

The origins of the Moorish fortress date back hundreds of years. The dazzling fortress sits atop a hill overlooking the Andalusian city of Granada.

 

Mount Rushmore, United States 

Completed in the 1940s, Mount Rushmore is one of the largest sculptures in the world carved into a granite cliff and represents four of the United States’ presidents – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

 

 

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

The beautiful domed mosque in Istanbul was built almost 2,500 years ago as a Greek Orthodox cathedral. It’s one of the largest buildings in the world and a truly awe-inspiring sight.

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