The 7 Wonders of the World Interactive Map

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7 Wonders of the World Lists

There are many ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ lists that have been compiled over the years to describe the world’s most incredible natural wonders and man-made structures. Ancient Greek historians compiled the original list of the wonders of the world, which is the most widely agreed upon list. However, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only remaining wonder from that original list. In subsequent years, a variety of writers compiled their own lists of wonders with titles such as Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages. Although some of the structures on these lists were built prior to the Middle Ages, they usually included such well-known sites such as Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China and the Colosseum. Recently, other people and organizations have compiled their own lists of spectacular ancient and modern wonders. For example, the American Society of Civil Engineers created a list of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World that is composed entirely of amazing construction feats of the 20th Century such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Empire State Building. The Cable News Network (CNN) created a list of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World in 1997, and Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation initiated an effort to select the ‘New7Wonders of the World’ in 2001. Later, in 2007, over 100 million people voted to declare the New Seven Wonders of the World. Other recent lists created in the last decade include USA Today’s New Seven Wonders, Seven Natural Wonders of the World, New7Wonders of Nature, Seven Wonders of the Underwater World, and Seven Wonders of the Industrial World.