When you were in school you learned that the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt were collectively the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.


Because we live in the 21st century and most of us were born last century, we’ve become more familiar with the ancient city of Chichén Itza in Mexico, the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, the Colosseum in Italy, the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Wall of China, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, and Machu Picchu in Peru are the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.


Prognosticators are saying that pretty soon (in our lifetime at least) there will be seven new Wonders of the Modern World.


Here they are:

Hotel Abraj Kudai, Mecca

Opening later this year, the Hotel Abraj Kudai in Mecca, Saudi Arabia will be the largest hotel in the world when its construction is complete. The hotel will consist of 12 towers 45 stories high, with 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants, and five rooftop helipads.


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