Seven Wonders (Ancient)

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity; it was based on guidebooks popular among Hellenic sightseers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim and in Mesopotamia.

The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it represented perfection and plenty, and because it was the number of the five planets known anciently, plus the sun and moon. Many similar lists have been made.

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

Seven Wonders (New)

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

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

Wonder Date of construction Location
Great Wall of China Since 7th century BC China
Petra c. 100 BC Jordan
Christ the Redeemer Opened October 12, 1931 Brazil
Machu Picchu c. AD 1450 Peru
Chichen Itza c. AD 600 Mexico
Colosseum Completed AD 80 Italy
Taj Mahal Completed c. AD 1648 India
     
The Great Pyramid of Giza, largest and oldest of the three pyramids at the Giza Necropolis in Egypt and the only surviving of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was granted honorary status
Completed c. 2560 BC
Egypt  
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