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WONDERLUST – Random facts about the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The Great Wall of China was built between the 6th century BC and the 16th century to protect China from invaders from places like Mongolia and Manchuria. It spans approximately 4,000 miles and is made of solid stone with packed earth inside.
Petra in Jordan is known as the Lost City of Stone. It was carved out of the sandstone cliffs of Jordan and was the home of the Nabateans, an ancient Semitic people. The city is made of huge rocks, mostly pink, and includes various structures including a treasury, a monastery, and a Roman theater. Swiss explorer Johan Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered the lost city in 1812.
If Machu Picchu is the Lost City of the Incas, the ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico is the Lost City of the Mayan civilization. This archeological site is located near the center of the Yucatan peninsula
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