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  • 1. Christ the Redeemer
  • 2. Great Pyramid of Giza
    Statue of Zeus
    Egypt
    Greece
    40 ft
    480.6 ft
    Temple of Artemis, Turkey
    Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq, 75 ft
    Lighthouse of Alexandria
    Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
    Colossus of Rhodes
    Turkey, 150ft
    Greece, 107 ft
    Egypt, 390-460 ft
  • 3. Christ the Redeemer
    Petra
    Brazil
    Jordan
    Chichen-Itza
    TajMahal
    Mexico
    India
    Coliseum
    Machu Picchu
    Great Wall of China
    Rome
    Peru
    China
  • 4. 130 ft
    98 ft
  • 5. Corcovado Mountain
    2,300 ft
  • 6. The second proposal for a landmark statue on the mountain was made in 1921 by the Catholic Circle of Rio. The group organized an event called Semana do Monumento ,to attract donations and collect signatures to support the building of the statue. The donations came mostly from Brazilian Catholics.
    Princess Isabel
    Priest Pedro Maria Boss asked for a religious monument, the princess dismissed the request in 1889.
  • 7. Paul Landowski
    Heitorda Silva Costa
    Engineer
    Sculpture
  • 8. The statue was struck by lightning, on Sunday, February 10, 2008 and suffered some damage on the fingers, head and eyebrows.
    On April 15, 2010 graffiti was sprayed on the statue's head and right arm. Mayor Eduardo Paes called the act "a crime against the nation" and offered a reward of R$ 10,000 on any information that may lead to an arrest.
  • 9. In October 2006, on the statue's 75th anniversary, Archbishop of Rio Cardinal Eusebio Oscar Scheid consecrated a chapel under the statue. This allows Catholics to hold baptisms and weddings there.
  • 10. Rio de Janeiro
    2016 Olympic games host
    The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries, from 1763 to 1815 during the Portuguese colonial era
    Most visited city in the southern hemisphere