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Eighth Wonder of the World - Incredible! Part 2

 Eighth Wonder of the World

There are actually a few considered for the title.
Three are listed here. They are constructions, not natural wonders.

Pre-1900 creations

Part Two


Gunawan Kartapranata - CC BY-SA 3.0,

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and originally 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.

Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple design follows Javanese Buddhist architecture. The temple demonstrates the influences of Gupta art that reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous elements incorporated to make it uniquely Indonesian. The monument is a shrine to the Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.

The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO,

Citadelle Laferrière

The Citadelle Laferrière or, Citadelle Henri Christophe, is a large early 19th-century fortress situated on the Bonnet à l'Evêque mountaintop in Nord, Haiti. Commissioned by Haitian revolutionary Henri Christophe in 1805 and completed in 1820, it was built by tens of thousands of former slaves, the Citadelle was the linchpin of the newly independent Haiti's defensive strategy against potential French incursion.

Including several smaller forts across the country, the stronghold remains the only African-derived military fortification in the New World as well as the first example of African-derived colonial architecture.

Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1982.

By Rémi Kaupp - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Eads Bridge

By Kbh3rd - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. The bridge is named for its designer and builder, James Buchanan Eads

Work on the bridge began in 1867, and it was completed in 1874. The Eads Bridge was the first bridge across the Mississippi south of the Missouri River. Earlier bridges were located north of the Missouri, where the Mississippi is smaller. None of the earlier bridges survive, which means that the Eads Bridge is also the oldest bridge on the river.

1874 Poster showing construction

Do you like this series? I can continue or end it. If yes, there will be nine.

See Part One HERE

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