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Seven Wonders—Get Clued In

The notion of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World can be traced back to the fifth century B.C. These creations rivaled many created by nature in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of the seven wonders no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by humans.

Note: The idea of the list dates to the fifth century B.C. when Greek historian Herodotus marvelled about some of the Wonders. Although it has been argued that other ancient wonders of comparable regard—such as the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, and the Aztec Temple in Tenochtitlan in Mexico—should have been included, these may not have been known about by the Greeks who first proposed Wonders for the list.

These are pictures of the Seven Wonders of the World. Can you name them?

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Photos and map courtesy of Alaa K. Ashmawy, University of South Florida, Tampa

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