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Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled over the ages to catalogue the most spectacular man-made constructions and natural things in the world. Wonders of the World can refer to the following: // Seven Wonders of the World, wonders from the ancient, medieval and modern worlds. ...


The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable man-made 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 magical.[1] This article is about the Seven Ancient Wonders. ... Classical antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest-recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century AD... The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


Many similar lists have been made, including lists for the Medieval World and the Modern World.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as depicted by 16th-century Dutch artist Marten Heemskerk
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as depicted by 16th-century Dutch artist Marten Heemskerk

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Image File history File links Size of this preview: 431 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (529 × 736 pixel, file size: 726 KB, MIME type: image/png) A collage of The Seven Wonders of the (ancient) world, depicted by 16th-century Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 431 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (529 × 736 pixel, file size: 726 KB, MIME type: image/png) A collage of The Seven Wonders of the (ancient) world, depicted by 16th-century Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck. ... Marten Heemskerk self-portrait (detail) Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen or Maarten van Heemskerck (1498, Heemskerk – October 1, 1574, Haarlem), was one of the leading Dutch portrait and religious painters of the sixteenth century, famous for his depictions of the Seven Wonders of the World. ...

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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

The historian Herodotus (484 BC–ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca 305–240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of "Seven wonders" but their writings have not survived, except as references. Their wonders included: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1066, 260 KB) Category:Kheops - w:en:Kheops Date: March - 2005 Kheops pyramid © 2005 Nina Aldin Thune - Nina File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Great Pyramid of... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1066, 260 KB) Category:Kheops - w:en:Kheops Date: March - 2005 Kheops pyramid © 2005 Nina Aldin Thune - Nina File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Great Pyramid of... The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now Cairo, Egypt in Africa, and is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the World. ... This article is about the Seven Ancient Wonders. ... Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek: HÄ“ródotos Halikarnāsseús) was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. ... Callimachus (Greek: , 310 BC/305 BC-240 BC) was a native of Cyrene, Libya. ... Cyrene can refer to: The USS Cyrene (AGP-13), a motor torpedo boat tender Cyrene, a figure from Greek mythology Cyrene, a Greek colony in Libya (north Africa) 133 Cyrene, an asteroid Cyrene, fictional character who is the mother of Xena in the series Xena: Warrior Princess See also: Cyrenaica... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport For other uses, see Alexandria (disambiguation). ...

The Greek category was not "Wonders" but "theamata", which translates closer to "must-sees". The list that we know today was compiled in the Middle Ages—by which time many of the sites were no longer in existence. Today, the only ancient world wonder that still exists is the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now Cairo, Egypt in Africa, and is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the World. ... Hanging Gardens redirects here. ... A fanciful reconstruction of Phidias statue of Zeus, in an engraving made by Philippe Galle in 1572, from a drawing by Maarten van Heemskerck. ... The site of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Turkey. ... The Mausoleum site in ruins, as it stands today The Tomb of Maussollos, Mausoleum of Maussollos or Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (in Greek, ) was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, his... “The Colossus of Rhodes” redirects here. ... Graphic reconstruction of the lighthouse according to a comprehensive study of 2006. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...

See also: Eighth Wonder of the World

Eighth Wonder of the World is a term sometimes used to describe things in comparison to the Seven Wonders of the World, the widely-known list of seven remarkable constructions of classical antiquity. ...

Wonders of the Medieval World

The Colosseum in Rome
The Colosseum in Rome

Many lists of "wonders of the world" are said to have existed during the Middle Ages, although it is unlikely that these lists originated at that time because the word medieval was not even invented until the Enlightenment-era, and the concept of a "Middle Age" did not become popular until the 16th century. Brewer's refers to them as "later list[s]"[2] suggesting the lists were created after the Middle Ages. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 470 pixelsFull resolution (4827 × 2833 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 470 pixelsFull resolution (4827 × 2833 pixel, file size: 3. ... The Colosseum by night: exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1265 KB) Summary Great wall of China at Mutianyu near Beijing. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1265 KB) Summary Great wall of China at Mutianyu near Beijing. ... The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Long wall) or (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)[1]) is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2040x1681, 2396 KB) Description: Taj Mahal Source: Dhirad, picture edited by J. A. Knudsen Uploaded to en: on March 1, 2005, 14:30, by Deep750 who added the following comment On April 9, 2005, 19:22 Nichalp added that heemailed Deep750... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2040x1681, 2396 KB) Description: Taj Mahal Source: Dhirad, picture edited by J. A. Knudsen Uploaded to en: on March 1, 2005, 14:30, by Deep750 who added the following comment On April 9, 2005, 19:22 Nichalp added that heemailed Deep750... For other uses, see Taj Mahal (disambiguation). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... The word Enlightment redirects here. ...


Many of the structures on these lists were built much earlier than the Medieval Ages, but were well known.[3] These lists go by names such as "Wonders of the Middle Ages" (implying no specific limitation to seven), "Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages", "Medieval Mind" and "Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages".


Typically representative of the seven greatest wonders of the Medieval world are:[3][4][5][2]

Other sites included on such lists: For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ... The Colosseum by night: exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... For other uses, see Taj Mahal (disambiguation). ... The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Long wall) or (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)[1]) is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th... The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Baoensi - the Temple of Gratitude, is on the south bank of the Yangtze in Nanjing, China. ... For other uses, see Hagia Sophia (disambiguation). ... The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: ) or simply The Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. ...

For the Bronze Age culture, see Catacomb culture. ... The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين) is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Cairo. ... Front of Ely Cathedral Ely Cathedral (in full, The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely) is the principal church of the diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England, and the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Ely. ... The abbey today The Abbey of Cluny (or Cluni, or Clugny) was founded on 2 September 909 by William I, Count of Auvergne, who installed Abbot Berno and placed the abbey under the immediate authority of Pope Sergius III. The Abbey and its constellation of dependencies soon came to exemplify... Ancient church at Glendalough monastic site Glendalough is a village located at the site of an ancient monastery located in County Wicklow, Ireland. ...


Wonders of the modern world

Many lists have been made of the greatest structures built during modern times or of the greatest wonders existing today. Some of the most notable lists are presented below.


American Society of Civil Engineers

The Itaipu hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River
The Itaipu hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River

The American Society of Civil Engineers compiled a list of wonders of the modern world:[11] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3035 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Central bank Federal Reserve System Golden Gate Bridge Tax Bank for International Settlements Income tax Tax, tariff and... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3035 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Central bank Federal Reserve System Golden Gate Bridge Tax Bank for International Settlements Income tax Tax, tariff and... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay onto the Pacific Ocean. ... Itaipu Dam File links The following pages link to this file: Electricity generation Itaipu Hydroelectricity ... Itaipu Dam File links The following pages link to this file: Electricity generation Itaipu Hydroelectricity ... , Part of the Itaipu Dam Itaipu (Guarani: Itaipu, Portuguese: Itaipu, Spanish: Itaipú; pronounced ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. ... “ASCE” redirects here. ...

Wonder Date Started Date Finished Locations
Channel Tunnel December 1, 1987 May 6, 1994 Strait of Dover, between the United Kingdom and France
CN Tower February 6, 1973 June 26, 1976 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Empire State Building January 22, 1930 May 1, 1931 New York, NY, U.S.
Golden Gate Bridge January 5, 1933 May 27, 1937 Golden Gate Strait, north of San Francisco, California, U.S.
Itaipu Dam January 1970 May 5, 1984 Paraná River, between Brazil and Paraguay
Delta Works 1950 May 10, 1997 Netherlands
Panama Canal January 1, 1880 January 7, 1914 Isthmus of Panama

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New Open World Corporation New Seven Wonders of the World

In 2001 an initiative was started by Swiss corporation New Open World Corporation (NOWC) to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments for profit.[12] Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006.[13] Egypt was not happy with the fact that the only original wonder would have to compete with the likes of the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, and other landmarks; and called the project absurd. To solve this, Giza was named an honorary Candidate.[14] The results were announced on July 7, 2007[15] and are: Location of the New Seven Wonders winners. ... Location of the New Seven Wonders winners. ... Location of the New Seven Wonders winners. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Wonder Date of construction Location
Great Wall of China 5th century BCE – 16th century CE China
Petra 6th century BCE Jordan
Christ the Redeemer (statue) Opened 12 October 1931 Brazil
Machu Picchu c.1450 Peru
Chichen Itza c.600 Mexico
Roman Colosseum Completed 80 CE Italy
Taj Mahal Completed c.1648 India
Great Pyramid (Honorary Candidate) Completed c.2560 BCE Egypt

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza is the largest of the Pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Yucat n, Mexico. ... The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Long wall) or (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)[1]) is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th... This article is about the Jordanian site of Petra. ... Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: ), is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Machu Picchu (Quechua: , Old mountain) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,400 meters (7,875 ft) above sea level[1]. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. ... Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza is the largest of the Pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Yucat n, Mexico. ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy The Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater (lat. ... For other uses, see Taj Mahal (disambiguation). ... The Great Pyramid of Giza, (sometimes spelled Gizeh) is the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most famous pyramid in the world. ...


USA Today's New Seven Wonders

In November 2006 the American national newspaper USA Today in conjunction with the American television show Good Morning America revealed a list of New Seven Wonders as chosen by six judges.[16] The wonders were announced one per day over a week on Good Morning America. An eighth wonder was chosen on November 24 from viewer feedback.[17] ImageMetadata File history File links Potala_from_W.jpg Photographer: Philipp Roelli (2005) released under the GFDL by creator Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Potala_from_W.jpg Photographer: Philipp Roelli (2005) released under the GFDL by creator Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Potala Palace (Tibetan: པོ་ཏ་ལ; Wylie: Po ta la; simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 533 pixel, file size: 213 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jerusalem Metadata This file contains additional... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 533 pixel, file size: 213 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jerusalem Metadata This file contains additional... The Old City is a 0. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Number Wonder Location
1 Potala Palace Tibet, China
2 Old City of Jerusalem Israel
3 Polar ice caps Polar regions
4 Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Hawaii, United States
5 Internet N/A
6 Mayan ruins Yucatán Peninsula, México
7 Great Migration of Serengeti and Masai Mara Tanzania and Kenya
8 Grand Canyon (viewer-chosen eighth wonder) Arizona, United States

The Potala Palace (Tibetan: པོ་ཏ་ལ; Wylie: Po ta la; simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... The Old City is a 0. ... This article is about polar ice caps in general. ... Location of the polar regions Northern Hemisphere permafrost (permanently frozen ground) in purple. ... The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (formerly the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument) is the largest Marine Protected Area in the world and was named by the American television show Good Morning America and newspaper USA Today as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World [1... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The characters N/A (sometimes n/a) are an abbreviation that is mainly used in information tables. ... This article is about the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. ... As unique and spectacular as any Greek or Roman architecture, Maya architecture spans many thousands of years. ... The Yucatán peninsula as seen from space Relief map of the Yucatan peninsula showing major Mayan archeological sites. ... Mexico or, in Spanish, México, is: Mexico, a federal republic in North America Mexico City, that countrys capital city Mexican Federal District, the federal district containing that capital city Estado de México (State of Mexico), one of that republics 31 constituent states Mexico is also the... The Serengeti National Park ( ) is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania, Africa. ... Wildebeest and zebra migration in Masai Mara The Masai Mara (also spelled Maasai Mara) is a large park reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park game reserve in Tanzania. ... This article is about the canyon in the southwestern United States. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...

Seven Natural Wonders of the World

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

Similar to the other lists of wonders, there is no consensus on a list of seven natural wonders of the world, as there has been debate over how large the list should be. One of the many lists was compiled by CNN:[18] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x1960, 3983 KB) The original version before retouching can be found here. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x1960, 3983 KB) The original version before retouching can be found here. ... The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake Aurora Borealis as seen over Canada at 11,000m (36,000 feet) Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks, Alaska Aurora Borealis redirects here. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...

This article is about the canyon in the southwestern United States. ... The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef system,[1][2] composed of over 2,900 individual reefs[3] and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi). ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Everest redirects here. ... The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake Aurora Borealis as seen over Canada at 11,000m (36,000 feet) Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks, Alaska Aurora Borealis redirects here. ... Parícutin (or Volcán de Parícutin, commonly also accented Paricutín or spelled unaccented as Paricutin) is a volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacán, close to a lava-covered village of the same name. ... The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that thunders) is a waterfall situated in southern Africa between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. ...

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

The London sewerage system's original Abbey Mills pumping station
The London sewerage system's original Abbey Mills pumping station

British author Deborah Cadbury wrote Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, a book telling the stories of seven great feats of engineering of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 2003 the BBC made a seven-part documentary series on the book, with each episode dramatising the construction one of the wonders. The seven industrial wonders are: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2854 KB) The victorian Abbey Mill pumping station on the London trunk sewerage system - now disused File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): London sewerage system Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2854 KB) The victorian Abbey Mill pumping station on the London trunk sewerage system - now disused File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): London sewerage system Metadata... The new Abbey Mills Pumping Station The original Abbey Mills pumping station The London sewerage system is part of the water infrastructure serving London. ... This article is about a book. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about a book. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A television documentary is a documentary or a series of documentaries that are meant to be broadcasted on television. ...

The SS Great Easterns launch ramp at Millwall. ... View of the Bell Rock Signal Tower shore station in Arbroath, looking out to sea. ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... The new Abbey Mills Pumping Station The original Abbey Mills pumping station The London sewerage system is part of the water infrastructure serving London. ... This article refers to a railroad built in the United States between Omaha and Sacramento completed in 1869. ... The Panama Canal is a waterway in Central America which joins the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. ... For the dam near Westerville, Ohio, see Hoover Dam (Ohio). ...

Seven wonders of the underwater world

The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World was a list drawn up by CEDAM International, an American-based non-profit group for divers, dedicated to ocean preservation and research. Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 210 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 210 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef system,[1][2] composed of over 2,900 individual reefs[3] and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi). ...


In 1989 CEDAM brought together a panel of marine scientists, including Dr. Eugenie Clark, to pick underwater areas which they considered to be worthy of protection. The results were announced at The National Aquarium in Washington DC by actor Lloyd Bridges, who played in a TV show titled Sea Hunt:[19] [20] Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. ... Sea Hunt was an American television adventure series from syndicator Ziv TV that ran from 1958 to 1961 and was popular in repeats for decades afterwards. ...

The coastal area of Belize is an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. ... The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef system,[1][2] composed of over 2,900 individual reefs[3] and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi). ... A hydrothermal vent A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in a planets surface from which geothermally heated water issues. ... Galápagos redirects here. ... Baikal redirects here. ... Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ...

Travel wonders of the world

Travel writer Howard Hillman is one of many such writers who has compiled lists of the top man-made[21] and natural[22] tourist travel wonders of the world: ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1116 KB) This Picture was taken the 9th of April 2005 6. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1116 KB) This Picture was taken the 9th of April 2005 6. ... Machu Picchu (Quechua: , Old mountain) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,400 meters (7,875 ft) above sea level[1]. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. ... Howard Hillman is an author specializing in travel, cooking, and wine, including a book on kitchen science that has seen three editions. ...


Man-made travel wonders

  1. Giza pyramid complex
  2. Great Wall of China
  3. Taj Mahal
  4. Machu Picchu
  5. Bali
  6. Angkor Wat
  7. Forbidden City
  8. Bagan Temples & Pagodas
  9. Karnak Temple
  10. Teotihuacán

19th-century tourists in front of the Sphinx - view from South-East, Great Pyramid in background The Giza Necropolis stands on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. ... The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Long wall) or (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)[1]) is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th... For other uses, see Taj Mahal (disambiguation). ... Machu Picchu (Quechua: , Old mountain) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,400 meters (7,875 ft) above sea level[1]. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. ... This article is about the Indonesian island. ... The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត), is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ... For other uses, see Forbidden City (disambiguation). ... Bagan (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ), formerly Pagan, formally titled Arimaddanapura (the City of the Enemy Crusher) and also known as Tambadipa (the Land of Copper) or Tassadessa (the Parched Land), was the ancient capital of several ancient kingdoms in Myanmar. ... Entrance to Precinct of Amon-Re of the Karnak Temple Complex This article is about the village and pharaonic temple complex in Egypt. ... Teotihuacán[1] was, at its height in the first half of the 1st millennium CE, the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas. ...

Natural travel wonders

  1. Serengeti Migration
  2. Galápagos Islands
  3. Grand Canyon
  4. Iguazu Falls
  5. Amazon Rainforest
  6. Ngorongoro Crater
  7. Great Barrier Reef
  8. Victoria Falls
  9. Bora Bora
  10. Cappadocia

A zebra and wildebeests during migration The Serengeti ecosystem is located in north-western Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya between latitudes 1 and 3 S and longitudes 34 and 36 E. It spans some 30,000 km. ... Galápagos redirects here. ... This article is about the canyon in the southwestern United States. ... Iguazu falls from Brasil Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu, pronounced ; Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú, ) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. ... Map of the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineated by the WWF. Yellow line encloses the Amazon rainforest. ... Ngorongoro crater is the worlds largest unbroken volcanic caldera, sited towards the northwest of Arusha in Tanzania, and is connected to the Serengeti savannah to its immediate south. ... The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef system,[1][2] composed of over 2,900 individual reefs[3] and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi). ... The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that thunders) is a waterfall situated in southern Africa between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, Bora Bora Frigate Flor al, stationned in Bora-Bora lagoon Bora Bora is an atoll in French Polynesia, about 260 km northwest of the capital, Papeete. ... For other uses, see Cappadocia (disambiguation). ...

See also

The Seven Wonders of Canada is a 2007 search put on by CBC televisions The National and CBC radios Sounds Like Canada programs. ... The Seven Wonders of Portugal (Portuguese language: Sete Maravilhas de Portugal) is a list of cultural wonders located in Portugal. ... This article is about Ukraines Wonders. ... The Seven Wonders of Wales is a traditional list of notable landmarks in Wales, commemorated in an anonymous rhyme: Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple, Snowdons mountain without its people, Overton yew trees, St Winefride wells, Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells. ... This article is about the Seven Ancient Wonders. ... The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi during his final days. ... “Gandhi” redirects here. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ...

References

  1. ^ Anon. (1993)The Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia First Edition Oxford:Oxford University
  2. ^ a b I H Evans (reviser), Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Centenary edition Fourth impression (corrected); London: Cassell, 1975), page 1163
  3. ^ a b Hereward Carrington (1880-1958), "The Seven Wonders of the World: ancient, medieval and modern", reprinted in the Carington Collection (2003) ISBN 0-7661-4378-3, page 14.
  4. ^ Edward Latham. A Dictionary of Names, Nicknames and Surnames, of Persons, Places and Things (1904), page 280.
  5. ^ Francis Trevelyan Miller, Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt. America, the Land We Love (1915), page 201.
  6. ^ Palpa, as You Like it, page 67)
  7. ^ The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades (2001, page 153))
  8. ^ The Rough Guide To England (1994, page 596))
  9. ^ The Catholic Encyclopedia, v.16 (1913), page 74
  10. ^ A Ruined Village Containing a Former Monastery, (6th Century)
  11. ^ American Society of Civil Engineers Seven Wonders
  12. ^ New Seven Wonders
  13. ^ Finalist Page
  14. ^ Egypt Angered at New Wonders Idea
  15. ^ Reuters via ABC News Australia "Opera House snubbed as new Wonders unveiled" 7 July 2007
  16. ^ New Seven Wonders panel
  17. ^ The world's 8th wonder: Readers pick the Grand Canyon
  18. ^ CNN Natural Wonders
  19. ^ Underwater Wonders of the World
  20. ^ 2nd list of Underwater Wonder
  21. ^ Hillman, Howard. World's top 10 man-made travel wonders. Hillman Quality Publications. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  22. ^ Hillman, Howard. World's top 10 natural travel wonders. Hillman Quality Publications. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.

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Further reading

  • Ash, Russell, "Great Wonders of the World". Dorling Kindersley. 2000. ISBN 978-0751328868
  • Cox, Reg, and Neil Morris, "The Seven Wonders of the Modern World". Chelsea House Publications: Library. October 2000. ISBN 0-7910-6048-9
  • Cox, Reg, Neil Morris, and James Field, "The Seven Wonders of the Medieval World". Chelsea House Publications: Library. October 2000. ISBN 0-7910-6047-0
  • D'Epiro, Peter, and Mary Desmond Pinkowish, "What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? and 100 Other Great Cultural Lists". Anchor. December 1, 1998. ISBN 0-385-49062-3
  • Morris, Neil, "The Seven Wonders of the Natural World". Chrysalis Books. December 30, 2002. ISBN 1-84138-495-X

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External links

  • WonderClub.com - a "list of lists", with information about most wonders.
  • Seven Wonders of the Modern World - a list of modern wonders compiled by the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Video about the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, a virtual satellite tour made with Google Earth [02:38]
  • The New 7 Wonders of the World - A new list of seven wonders of the world.
  • 7 Wonders of the World Collections - sets of seven abandoned, deserted, underwater and underground wonders of the world.
“ASCE” redirects here. ...

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