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The Seven Wonders of the World

The Check marks signify that either Bruce or Wendy or both of us have been to that Wonder of the World. We have collectively been to 16 of the 22 existing wonders of the world.

1. Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. Chichen Itza was a center of pilgrimage for the ancient Maya for over 1,000 years.

2. Christ Redeemer, Brazil

Statue of Christ the Redeemer is located at the top of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro city of Brazil. It is the largest Art Deco statue in the world. It is 98 ft. tall and was built in 1922.

3. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built over 2,000 years ago and is one of the largest building construction projects ever completed stretching for 5,500 miles.

4. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 8,000 ft, this site is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas".

5. Petra, Jordan


Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordan built in 312 BC. It is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.

6. The Roman Coliseum, Italy


The Colosseum or Coliseum, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone in 70 AD, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire,

7. The Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.


The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

1. Grand Canyon, USA

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. The park covers 1,217,262 acres and is the United States' 15th oldest national park.

2. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia


The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles. The reef can be seen from outer space.

3. The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro was created by erosion from the Atlantic Ocean and is also known as Guanabara Bay. The famous Sugar Loaf Mountain at 1,296 feet overlooks the harbor.. 

4. Mt. Everest, Nepal

Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, located in Himalayas. Its peak is 29,029 feet above sea level and the 5th furthest point from the centre of the Earth.

5. Northern Lights

Northern Lights is a common name for the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere. They are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun.

6. Paricutin Volcano, Mexico


The volcano is unique in the fact that its evolution from creation to extinction was witnessed, observed and studied by human beings. The volcano grew 1000 feet in just one year.

7. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is the largest waterfall in the world with a width of 5,604 feet.


The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

1. Channel Tunnel, England / France


The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5-kilometre rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel.

2. CN Tower, Canada

The CN Tower is a,815.4 ft concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976,

3. Empire State Building, USA

The Empire State Building is a 103-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Built in 1929.

4. Golden Gate Bridge, USA

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

5. Itaipu Dam, Brazil


The Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Paran√° River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The dam is the largest hydroelectric facility in the world.

6. North Sea Protection Works, Netherlands


Nearly one-third of the Netherlands lies below sea level. The Netherlands has created new land from the North Sea through the use of dikes and other barriers to the ocean.

7. Panama Canal, Panama

The Panama Canal is a 48 mile long ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Locks raise ships 85 feet above sea level.



The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World

1. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It was built in 2584 BC and stands 455 feet high.


The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only wonder of the ancient work that is still in existence.

Below are the other six wonders of the ancient world, but they cannot be visited as they no longer exist:

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq

Supposedly built by Nebuchadnezzar around 600 B.C. to please his queen, Amuhia. They are also associated with the mythical Assyrian queen Semiramis. Archeologists surmise that the gardens were laid out atop a vaulted building, with provisions for raising water. The terraces were said to rise from 75 to 300 ft.

3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey

Built in about 350 B.C., in honor of a non-Hellenic goddess who later became identified with the Greek goddess of the same name. The temple, with Ionic columns 60 ft high, was destroyed by invading Goths in A.D. 262.

4. Statue of Zeus, Greece

was made of gold and ivory by the Greek sculptor Phidias (5th century B.C.). Reputed to be 40 ft high, the statue has been lost without a trace, except for reproductions on coins.

5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey

Erected by Queen Artemisia in memory of her husband, King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor, who died in 353 B.C. Some remains of the structure are in the British Museum. This shrine is the source of the modern word mausoleum.

6. Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes (an island in the Mediterranean Sea)

A bronze statue of Helios (Apollo), about 105 ft high. The work of the sculptor Chares, who reputedly labored for 12 years before completing it in 280 B.C., it was destroyed during an earthquake in 224 B.C.

7. Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt

Built by Sostratus of Cnidus during the 3rd century B.C. on the island of Pharos off the coast of Egypt. It was destroyed by an earthquake in the 13th century.


Panama Canal, Panama

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Taj Mahal, India

Machu Picchu, Peru



Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt


Great Wall of China

Chichen Itza, Mexico





CN Tower, Canada


Christ The Redeemer - Brazil



Panama Canal, Panama

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco



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