Seven Wonders of The World

There have been numerous lists of the Seven Wonders of the World. However, this list of the 7 wonders of the ancient world has some credence as they were widely known in the Greek world. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a list of man-made creations.

The Greeks did not call it as Wonders but they termed it as "theamata" meaning must-sees .Herodotus gave the first list of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World as far back as the 5th century B.C. Herodotus had achieved a Herculean task by compiling this list as traveling in those days was very difficult. But all the documentation was destroyed in a fire in Alexandria library and only some bits and pieces were left from where this information could be gathered. His list included

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  • The Colossus of Rhodes
  • The Pharos of Alexandria

The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind are

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World are

The Seven Wonders of the Under Water World are

The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World are

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World are

  • Channel Tunnel
  • CN Tower
  • Empire State Building
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Itaipu Dam
  • Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
  • Panama Canal

Bernard Weber revived the New Seven Wonders with a huge global campaign. It was the result of the choice of millions of people from across the globe. The New 7 Wonders represent our heritage and history since time immemorial. The results included online, sms and telephonic voting.

seven wonders of world

Initially part of the proceeds were meant to be utilized for restoration of the monuments but the revenue was barely enough to cover the investments. The results were announced on 7 July, 2007 at Lisbon. The new seven wonders attracted some criticism from UNESCO, which was of the opinion that this was not the right method of choosing. The new seven wonders of the world are:

Machu Picchu The Great Wall of China Pictures The Great Wall Marathon
Machu Picchu The Great Wall of China Pictures The Great Wall Marathon
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The Great Wall of China Maps The Great Wall of China For Kids The Great Wall of China
Christ The Redeemer Chichen Itza Taj Mahal
Christ The Redeemer Chichen Itza Taj Mahal
Roman Colosseum
               
Roman Colosseum