Wonders of the World

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The Seven Wonders of the World (or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) is a widely-known list of seven great buildings or structures from the classical time period.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World[change | change source]

This is a list put together in the 2nd century BC by Antipater of Sidon and Philon of Byzantium. This explains why it only lists monuments of the Mediterranean world. There are other slightly different versions: this is the most usual one.

Out of those structures only the Great Pyramid still exists in the 21st century. Most of the wonders were built by the Greeks. Earlier versions listed the Walls of Babylon and the Palace of Cyrus the Great.

Seven wonders of the modern world[change | change source]

This version was decided by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Seven natural wonders of the world[change | change source]

There is no single list of seven natural wonders of the world. One of the many lists was compiled by CNN:

Modern lists[change | change source]

From a variety of modern lists of wonders made by man, some items occur several times:

Other websites[change | change source]