Rather than being scattered all over the world, the Seven Wonders were located in the region near the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in an area of the world called the Middle East, which includes parts of Asia and Northern Africa. As amazing as it would be to see all Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in person, only one is still standing today the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt!
Curious about the others?! A list will follow, and in parentheses, you will see the country where each would be located today if still intact: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece), the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Turkey) , the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (Turkey), the Colossus of Rhodes (Greece), and the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt).
Further informationIn the summer of 2007, the New Seven Wonders of the World were named. More than 90 million people from all over the world voted! Here are the New Seven Wonders: the Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Chichen Itza pyramid of Mexico, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Taj Mahal in India.
ExplorationIf you were asked to name an official “New Eighth Wonder of the World,” what would it be?! Would it be a tourist attraction in your country, or a structure in another country, possibly on another continent? For inspiration, see if you can find pictures/drawings of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the New Seven Wonders of the World. The internet is a great source of images!When you’ve made your selection, share your idea with a friend or family member. You may even choose to draw a picture of your chosen “Eighth Wonder!”
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