Christ Redeemer Rio Janeiro Brazil

The particular 105-foot-tall (38-meter-tall) "Christ the particular Redeemer" statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was among the "new seven wonders of the world" announced June 7 after a international poll to choose a new list of human-made marvels.

The winners were voted regarding simply by Internet and also telephone, American Idol style. The other six new wonders are the Colosseum in Rome, India's Taj Mahal, the truly amazing Wall regarding The far east, Jordan's ancient city of Petra, the particular Inca ruins regarding Machu Picchu in Peru, and the ancient Maya city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico.

The particular contest was structured by the New7Wonders Foundation—the brainchild regarding Europe filmmaker and also museum curator Bernard Weber—in order to "protect humankind's history throughout the world. " The foundation says the poll captivated almost hundreds of thousand votes.

Christ Redeemer Rio Janeiro Brazil

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