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    The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders but their writings have not survived, except as references. The seven wonders included:

    Great Pyramid of Giza

    Hanging Gardens of Babylon

    Statue of Zeus at Olympia

    Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

    Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus

    Colossus of Rhodes

    Lighthouse of Alexandria

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, some writers wrote about lists with names such as Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages.

    Typically representative are:

    Stonehenge

    Colosseum

    Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

    Great Wall of China

    Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

    Hagia Sophia

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Other sites sometimes included on such lists:

    Taj Mahal

    Cairo Citadel

    Ely Cathedral

    Cluny Abbey

    New 7 Wonders of the World (2001-2007) was an initiative started in 2001 by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation to chooseWonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments.

    Chichen Itza - Mexico

    Christ the Redeemer - Brazil

    Colosseum - Italy

    Great Wall of China - China

    Machu Picchu - Peru

    Petra - Jordan

    Taj Mahal - India

    The Giza Pyramid of Egypt, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, was granted an honorary site.

    Seven Natural Wonders of the World

    Grand Canyon

    Great Barrier Reef

    Harbor of Rio de Janeiro

    Mount Everest

    Aurora

    Parícutin volcano

    Victoria Falls

    Seven Wonders of the Underwater World

    Palau

    Belize Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

    Deep-Sea Vents

    Galápagos Islands

    Lake Baikal

    Northern Red Sea

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