Various Wonders of the World

I was curious about the whole ‘Wonder’ thing. ┬áHere’s what Wiki had to say.

Various Wonders of the World…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonders_of_the_World

 

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (compiled in the Middle Ages)

  1. ***Great Pyramid of Giza: Egypt*** (the only 1 out of the 7 that still exists!)
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon (or Semiramis): Al Hillah, Babil in Iraq
  3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia: Greece
  4. Temple of Artemis (aka Temple of Diana) at Ephesus: Turkey
  5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (aka Tomb of Mausolu): Bodrum, Turkey
  6. Colossus of Rhodes: Greece
  7. Lighthouse of Alexandria (aka Pharos of Alexandria): Alexandria, EgyptIshtar Gate was listed prior to Lighthouse of Alexandria

 

Wonders of the Medieval World…not limited to seven

  1. Stonehenge
  2. Colosseum
  3. Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  4. Great Wall of China
  5. Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
  6. Hagia Sophia
  7. Leaning Tower of Pisa

Also sometimes listed:

Taj Mahal, Cairo Citadel, Ely Cathedral, Cluny Abbey

 

Wonders of the Modern World

  1. Channel Tunnel: Strait of Dover btwn UK and France
  2. CN Tower: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. Empire State Building: New York, NY, USA
  4. Golden Gate Bride: San Francisco, USA
  5. Itaipu Dam: Parana River btwn Brazil and Paraguay
  6. Delta Works/Zuiderzee Works: Netherlands
  7. Panama Canal: Isthmus Panama

 

 

 

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