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Wonders of the World

Wonders of the Ancient World :

The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders but their writings have not survived, except as references.

The seven wonders included:
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria

Wonders of Medieval World :

1. The Colosseum of Rome
2. The Great Wall of China
3. The Porcelain Tower of Nanking, Cahina
4. The Mosque at St.Sophia (Constantinople)
5. The Stonehenge of England
6. The Catacombs of Alexandria
7. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

New 7 Wonders of World :

In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New 7 Wonders Foundation to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments through online votes.

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining of the Seven Ancient Wonders, was not one of the winners announced in 2007 but was added as an honorary candidate.

Wonder Location Image
Chichen Itza Yucatán, Mexico El Castillo being climbed by tourists
Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
Colosseum Rome, Italy The Colosseum at dusk: exterior view of the best-preserved section
Great Wall of China People's Republic of China The Great Wall of china (Mutianyu section)
Machu Picchu Cuzco Region, Peru View of Machu Picchu
Petra Ma'an Governorate, Jordan The Monastery at Petra
Taj Mahal Agra, India Taj Mahal
Great Pyramid of Giza (honorary candidate) Egypt Great Pyramid of Giza

Last updated on : 26/08/2019

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