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New 7 Wonders of the World: Taj Mahal ranked 'the most liked place' on social media

Updated : 2019-07-19 15:54:09

We have been taught and told about the Seven Wonders of the World since we started school, which would include ancient monuments to wonders of the present day. However, many people and institutions have their own list of Seven Wonders of the World. One such notable list is the New7Wonders of the World, initiated by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation, which asked more than one hundred million people to vote and choose the new seven wonders of the world, from a selection of two hundred monuments. The winners were announced in 2007. Years later, Taxi2Airport.com analysed the social engagement with the New7Wonders of the World to find out which is the most popular site on social media, using Facebook likes, Twitter followers, Instagram hashtags and Pins on Pinterest. These were ranked on the Social Engagement Index 2019, where special buildings and constructions were ranked on a 100-point scale.

#1. Taj Mahal: Agra, India: Points - 94. Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the builder. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.
#1. Taj Mahal: Agra, India: Points - 94. Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the builder. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.
#2. Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico: Points - 92. Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican literature.
#2. Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico: Points - 92. Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican literature.
#3. Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru: Points - 89. Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 2,430-metre (7,970 ft) mountain ridge. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District, above the Sacred Valley. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often mistakenly referred to as the 'Lost City of the Incas,' it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilisation. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.
#3. Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru: Points - 89. Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 2,430-metre (7,970 ft) mountain ridge. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District, above the Sacred Valley. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often mistakenly referred to as the 'Lost City of the Incas,' it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilisation. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.
#4. The Colosseum of Rome, Rome, Italy: Points - 88. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheater in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest amphitheater ever built. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, and quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
#4. The Colosseum of Rome, Rome, Italy: Points - 88. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheater in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest amphitheater ever built. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, and quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
#5. The Great Wall of China, China: Points - 81. The Great Wall of China is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and their polities. Several walls were being built from as early as the 7th century BC by ancient Chinese states. The currently well-known walls were built by the Ming dynasty.
#5. The Great Wall of China, China: Points - 81. The Great Wall of China is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and their polities. Several walls were being built from as early as the 7th century BC by ancient Chinese states. The currently well-known walls were built by the Ming dynasty.
#6. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Points - 81. Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. It is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World.
#6. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Points - 81. Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. It is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World.
#7. Petra, Jordan: Points - 77. Petra, originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra is believed to have been settled as early as 9,000 BC. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, Petra is also called the Rose City due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved. It has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1985. Unesco has described it as 'one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage'.
#7. Petra, Jordan: Points - 77. Petra, originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra is believed to have been settled as early as 9,000 BC. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, Petra is also called the Rose City due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved. It has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1985. Unesco has described it as 'one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage'.
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