Seven Wonders of the World

Discussion in 'Travel News' started by wanderer, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Making lists is not a new phenomenon. The travelers of antiquity complied a list of the seven wonders of the world:

    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
    Statue of Zeus at Olympia
    Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
    Colossus of Rhodes
    Lighthouse of Alexandria
    and the only one that remains largely intact: the Great Pyramid of Giza

    New lists are being made all the time. What would you put on this list?
  2. pelotaMadera

    pelotaMadera New Member

    Lists are always so subjective but I would definitely add these ones to the list....they're so underrated!

    The Great Wall of China
    Hagia Sophia
    Taj Mahal
    Chichen Itza
    Old City of Jerusalem
    Grand Canyon

  3. OportoKL

    OportoKL New Member

    everyone has their own

    Great Wall of China (yes) but Grand Canyon? It's more a natural wonder than a man-made one. I think wanderer's list is more like the ancient Greek wonders which are only places the ancient Greeks knew about. Of course every man and his dog since then have tried to come up with their own lists.
  4. Klairport

    Klairport New Member

    Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

    Let me see...the Great Pyramid, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon... hmmm. After that I wouldn't know what else to add but I'm pretty sure wanderer's list is the one I knew as a kid that was taught in schools.
  5. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    That's the fun of lists. You get to debate. I couldn't remember anything past the gardens, colossus, and the pyramids. I can't say I've ever heard of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
  6. holidayguy

    holidayguy New Member

    I've always kept my mouth wide open watching the great piece of art done on the Taj mahal..Its indeed a priceless monument which is built by the great emperor Shajahan,on behalf of his true love for his sweet!!!

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