Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Can you name the 7 Wonders of the Modern World?

The seven wonders of the ancient world are not only interesting but so are the new wonders and let me explain. The ancient wonders are all relics that have long since been destroyed minus the Great Pyramid of Giza for reasons that make for interesting reading and are listed below. What I had no idea of is there are multiple lists from an architectural version and another that made me scratch my head. First, the old or original list is incredible but what do you think of the list that largely helps with the transportation better quality of life for humans while the latter is more cultural or religious. A complete slide show is at the bottom of the post. What I find truly amazing is the Roman Colosseum is on the list. You would think it would have made the ancient list by people of the ancient world but as old as the Colosseum is, it was built after the original list was compiled.

  • Geography
  • The Colossus of Rhodes
    The Great Pyramid of Giza
    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    The Lighthouse of Alexandria
    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
    The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
    The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

    The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

    Channel Tunnel
    CN Tower
    Empire State Building
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Itaipu Dam
    Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
    Panama Canal

    The "New" Seven Wonders of the World

    On July 7, 2007 (7-7-07) an organization announced a "new" set of the Seven Wonders of the World based on online voting from around the world...
    Chichen Itza, Mexico - Mayan City
    Christ Redeemer, Brazil - Large Statue
    The Great Wall, China
    Machu Picchu, Peru
    Petra, Jordan - Ancient City
    The Roman Colosseum, Italy
    The Taj Mahal, India