What are the Seven Wonders of the World (please read details)?
I have looked all over for them and I just can’t seem to get a straight answer! There are so many, and everyone says something different. The list I’m referring to was one I’ve heard of a while ago. I’m not even sure if it’s right, but it included:
The Great Wall of China
The Eiffel Tower
The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Roman Colosseum(?)
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon(?)
I’m not sure if it included the Hanging Gardens or the Colosseum, and I think it also may have included the Empire State Building. I don’t know the last one at all, but my mom guessed it was the Amazon Rain Forest.
Can someone please help me out?
Players Club Tours answers:
In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation ‘New7Wonders Foundation’ to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments.
Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006.
Egyptians were not happy that the only surviving original wonder, the Great Pyramid of Giza, would have to compete with the likes of the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, and other landmarks, calling the project absurd.
In response, Giza was named an honorary Candidate.
The results were announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon, Portugal .
The following are officially listed as the 7 wonders of the world.
1.Great Wall of China5th century BCE – 16th century CEChina
2. Petrac.100 BCEJordan
3. Christ the RedeemerOpened 12 October 1931Brazil
4. Machu Picchuc.1450 CEPeru
5. Chichen Itzac.600 CEMexico
6. ColosseumCompleted 80 CEItaly
7. Taj MahalCompleted c.1648 CEIndia
Great Pyramid of Giza (Honorary Candidate)Completed c.2560 BCEEgypt