Can you list the seven wonders of the world? This used to be an easy textbook answer that you learned in school, but the issue has become more complicated, since only one of the seven is still in existence!
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
The original seven wonders of the world are now classified as the 7 wonders of the ancient world because the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse of Alexandria did not survive the earthquakes, fire and plundering that caused their individual destructions. There isn’t much left of any of them, but you can still see some of the ruins of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, Turkey.
The lone survivor of the ancient landmarks is the Great Pyramid of Giza located in the Giza Necropolis in Egypt. Millions of people still visit this awesome structure and marvel at the combined architectural and engineering feat. Originally constructed as a tomb, it was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years and can be seen by astronauts from outer space!
7 Modern Wonders of the World
With the disappearance of the seven wonders of the world, an evaluation was needed to re-categorize the manmade wonders that are still in existence, and have withstood the test of time. A global poll was taken that lasted from 2007-2011 and a new list of wonders was formed by a panel that met in Zurich. The result was a revised classification named the 7 modern wonders of the world.
As the last of the ancients, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is considered the highest honorary member and is automatically included in the wonders of the world, but is not listed as one of the seven new inductees.
The landmarks that made this new list of seven wonders of the world include the Taj Mahal in India, Petra in Jordan, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, Colosseum in Italy, Chichen Itza in Mexico and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.
Discover the Seven Wonders of the World at Ornament Shop
Ornament Shop brings the seven wonders of the world into your home without ever having to pack your bags! Our destination suitcases are made from exquisite Polish glass and are hand painted with fine details and glittered accents. You will love to display these seven manmade masterpieces of the world!
New in 2013, we added to this Brazil destination suitcase, so that you can collect all seven wonders of the world in ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or use them to make your own unique travel display!
If you already are a globe trotter and have personally visited the seven wonders of the world, our suitcase ornaments make wonderful souvenirs. And with over 50 destinations, you are bound to find a personalized keepsake from your favorite vacation location!