The 7 Wonders of the Modern World, also known as the New 7 Wonders of the World, are a series of monuments that have been recognized as the greatest man-made structures still in existence.
In 2000, a campaign was undertaken to vote on new world wonders that would serve as an alternative to the already established list of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. After more than 100 million total votes, the winners were finally announced in 2007.
In September of 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan departed from Spain with a crew of 270 men and five of the most advanced ships that Europe had ever seen. Under the direction of King Charles of Spain, Magellan was tasked with discovering a western route to the Spice Islands, an archipelago in Indonesia.
When people think about the Maya civilization, most probably remember the 2012 doomsday scenario that the Maya supposedly predicted through their long count calendar. While there is no actual evidence to suggest the Maya...