There are many ‘Seven World Wonders’ 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.
This website is about all these world wonders and you can find a list of them down below. You can click on the names to find full articles about these amazing Wonders of World!
You can also use my interactive map with locations of all these World Wonders with a short description for each wonder.
Original Seven Wonders of the World
Original 7 World Wonders are also known as Ancient Wonders of the World. You can read a short article about all these seven world wonders here.
1. The Colossus of Rhodes – Greece
2. The Great Pyramid of Giza – Egypt
3. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Iraq
4. The Lighthouse of Alexandria – Egypt
5. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Turkey
6. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia – Greece
7. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Greece
Natural Seven Wonders of the World
Natural 7 World Wonders are the most beautiful and amazing Earth creations. You can read a short article about all these natural wonders here.
2. The Great Barrier Reef – Australia
3. The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
5. The Northern Lights – Arctic Circle
6. The Paricutin Volcano – Mexico
7. Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe and Zambia
New Seven World Wonders
New 7 World Wonders are part of world heritage organized and published by the New7Wonders Foundation. You can read a short article about these seven world wonders here.
1. Great Wall of China – China
2. Christ the Redeemer Statue – Brazil
5. The Roman Colosseum – Italy
Modern Seven Wonders of the World
Modern 7 World Wonders are amazing constructions created by people and selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers. You can read a short article about these seven world wonders here.
1. Channel Tunnel – English Channel
2. CN Tower – Canada
3. Empire State Building – USA
4. Golden Gate Bridge – USA
5. Itaipu Dam – Paraguay and Brazil
6. Delta Works – Netherlands
7. Panama Canal – Panama