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Monday, 18 December 2017

What are the Seven Wonders of the World?

  By GK Planet Team       Monday, 18 December 2017

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Temple of Artemis
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BC) and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305–240 BC), at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders. Their writings have not survived, except as references.
The classic seven wonders were:
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
The only ancient world wonder that still exists is the Great Pyramid of Giza

New7Wonders of the World

In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation to choose the New7Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006. Egyptians were not happy that the only surviving original wonder, the Great Pyramid of Giza, would have to compete with the likes of the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, and other landmarks, calling the project absurd. In response, Giza was named an honorary Candidate. The results were announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon, Portugal:
WonderDate of constructionLocation
Great Wall of ChinaSince 7th century BCChina China
Petrac. 100 BCJordan Jordan
Christ the RedeemerOpened October 12, 1931Brazil Brazil
Machu Picchuc. AD 1450Peru Peru
Chichen Itzac. AD 600Mexico Mexico
ColosseumCompleted AD 80Italy Italy
Taj MahalCompleted c. AD 1648India India
Great Pyramid of Giza (Honorary Candidate)Completed c. 2560 BCEgypt Egypt

Wonder of the Word with Image/Photo


The Great Pyramid of Giza, the only wonder of the ancient world still in existence
Country:Egypt

The Colosseum in Rome
Country: Italy

The Great Wall of China
Country: China

Hagia Sophia, Istambul
Country: Turkey

Stonehenge
Country: England

Machu Picchu
Country: Peru

Taj Mahal
Country: India

Empire State Building
Country:USA

Golden Gate Bridge
Country:USA

The Victoria Falls contain the largest sheet of falling water in the world in terms of area
Country:Zimbabwe

The Great Barrier Reef
Country:Australia

CN Tower
Country:Canada

Chichen Itza
Country:Mexico

Old City of Jerusalem
Country:Palestine

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights


Grand Canyon
Country:USA

The London sewerage system's original Abbey Mills pumping station
Country:England

The Sydney Opera House
Country:Australia
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