Seven Wonders - Ancient Wonders
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Quick Description: A Category Proposal - Detailed Listings
Location: Egypt
Date Posted: 7/6/2013 12:09:44 AM
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This site is part of the proposal for a new waymark category called

Seven Wonders

This part presents

Ancient Wonders

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xxxx Great Pyramids, Giza, Egyp
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Wikipedia

The original Seven Wonders were introduced in the 5th century BC by Greek historian Herodotus.

Today, the Great Pyramids are the only one still remaining.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon Temple of Artemis Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Colossus of Rhodes Lighthouse of Alexandria


xxxxxx Taj Mahal, Agra, India
New7Wonders of the World
Wikipedia

In 2000, a group called New Seven Wonders Foundation started an online voting process for seven wonders that are still standing.

While the whole process was quite controversial, we still think they came up with an interesting list:

Chichen Itza, Yucatán, Mexico Christ the Redeemer, Brazil Rome Colosseum, Italy

Great Wall of China, China Machu Picchu, Peru Petra, Jordan


xxxxxxxx Easter Island
Seven amazing Runners-up
LIFE Magazine

Thinking that the New7Wonders list missed some of the most amazing features, Time Magazine published a list of the next seven:

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Acropolis, Greece Potala Palace, Tibet, China

The Vatican The Terra-Cotta Army, China Stonehenge, England


xxxxxx Stonehenge, England
Seven Wonders Of The Medieval World
World History Project

A blog called World History Project did a similar approach and came up with this list of new, but ancient wonders:

Great Wall of China Rome Colosseum, Italy Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Egypt Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy Porcelain Pagoda of Nanjing, China


xxxxxx Chand Baori, India
Seven Man-Made Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World
weburbanist.com

The blog Web Urbanist has a host of seven wonder lists. Here is one showing ancient wonders that we did not find on any other list:

Sacsayhuaman, Peru Leshan Giant Buddha, China Teotihuacan, Mexico

Underground Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia El Mirador, Guatemala The Lost City of Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan

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