The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity, and was based on guide-books popular among Hellenic sight-seers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it to be the representation of perfection and plenty.[1] Many similar lists have been made.

Contents
1 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
2 Wonders of the Medieval World
3 Wonders of the modern world
3.1 American Society of Civil Engineers
3.2 New7Wonders Foundation's seven wonders of the world
3.3 USA Today's New Seven Wonders
3.4 Seven Natural Wonders of the World
3.5 Seven Wonders of the Underwater World
3.6 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
3.7 Other Lists of Wonders of the World
4 See also
5 Footnotes
6 References
7 Further reading
8 External links

[edit] Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Main article: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the only wonder of the ancient world still in existence. The Colosseum in Rome.
The Great Wall of China.
Hagia Sophia.
Taj Mahal.
Golden Gate Bridge.
Chichen Itza.
Old City of Jerusalem.
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
Grand Canyon
The Great Barrier Reef.
The London sewerage system's original Abbey Mills pumping station. Machu Picchu.The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders but their writings have not survived, except as references. The seven wonders included:

Great Pyramid of Giza
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