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Great Pyramid of Giza

Ancient Wonder

 

The Colosseum in Rome Medieval Wonder

The Colosseum in Rome Medieval Wonder

 

Golden Gate Bridge  Modern Wonder

Golden Gate Bridge Modern Wonder

 

Great Wall of China New Wonder

Great Wall of China

New Wonder

 

Grand Canyon Natural Wonder

Grand Canyon

Natural Wonder

 

Great Barrier Reef Underwater Wonder

Great Barrier Reef Underwater Wonder

 

Abbey Mills Station Industrial Wonder

Abbey Mills Station Industrial Wonder

 

 

 

 

 

The World's 1,000 Wonders

Natural Wonders of Earth

 

Visit the earth's natural wonders. Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and the Polar Regions with 1,000 natural wonders throughout the world.

     
Visit 95 natural world wonders of South America, from the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil, to the Salto Grande Waterfall in Chile.
Visit the 175 natural wonders of North America., from Niagara Falls, straddling the United States and Canada, up to Mount McKinley in Alaska and over to Multnomah Falls in Oregon. In the south visit Saguaro National Park in Arizona or Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.
Visit 246 natural world wonders of Ausralia and Oceania, from the Haleakala Crater on Maui on the Hawaiian Islands, to the Windjana Gorge in the Northern Territory of Australia.
South America[1]
North America[2]
Australia[3]
     
Visit 224 natural world wonders of Europe and the Middle East, from the Hverfjall Crater in Iceland to the Desert Caves in Saudi Arabia.
Visit the 194 natural wonders of Asia, from Yangtze Gorges in China, to Mount Ugi in Japan, and the Annapurna in Western Nepal. The dual power of nature is demonstrated through the elements at play in Asia.
Visit the 146 natural wonders of Africa, from the White Desert in Egypt, to the Blue Niles Falls in Ethiopia and over to the Hogsback in South Africa. There are many canyons, lakes, valleys and falls throught the African landscape that are true natural wonders of the earth.
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Asia[5]
Africa[6]
     
 
Visit the 15 natural world wonders of the Polar Regions, from the Greenland Icecap, to the Dry Valleys.
 
 
Polar Regions[7]
 

 

New 7 Wonders of the World

Mythological Wonders

North American wonders reach from from the lofty peaks of the Cascade Mountain range to the watery paradise of Florida's Everglades.

The South American natural forces can be witnessed in countless forms--you'll find them cascading over the Devil's Throat of the Iguazu Falls, flooding Llanos grasslands.

The Australian Great Barrier Reef stretches to Papua New Guinea, while New Zealand's Tongariro volcano towers above waves of rugged hills.

The African Congo Basin is a network of swamps and emerald forests as diverse as the four counterpoints it unifies.

The European and Middle Eastern natural histories include building castles on its rocky peaks, painting frescoes in its caves, trading through its passes, and perishing at its mercy.

The dual Asian power of nature is demonstrated through the elements at play in Asia. Fire-spewing volcanoes raise new lands from their summits.Ocean-worlds house water-kingdoms. Finally earth-bound and sky-stretching mountains--figures of inspiration.

The polar regions are an icy wilderness where the frozen fingertips of polar icecaps feel their way across stretches of land and water, the Arctic and Antarctic form the polar regions of our globe.

The wonders of the mythological world. The term ‘mythology’ is used to denote either the study of myths or, loosely, myths themselves. Myths are traditional tales, and they have become so because they possess some significance or enduring quality. These will be explored in great detail as this site grows

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The historian Herodotus (484 BC–ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca 305–240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of Seven wonders but their writings have not survived, except as references.

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Wonders of the Medieval World

Many lists of wonders of the world are said to have existed during the Middle Ages, although it is unlikely that these lists originated at that time because the word medieval was not even invented until the Enlightenment-era, and the concept of a Middle Age did not become popular until the 16th century.

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Wonders of the Modern World

Many lists have been made of the greatest structures built during modern times or of the greatest wonders existing today. Some of the most notable lists are presented below. The American Society of Civil Engineers compiled a list of wonders of the modern world:

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New Seven Wonders of the World

In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments for profit. Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006. Egypt was not happy with the fact that the only original wonder would have to compete with the likes of the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, and other landmarks; and called the project absurd. To solve this, Giza was named an honorary Candidate. The results were announced on July 7, 2007 in Benfica's stadium in a big ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, and are listed here:

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Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Similar to the other lists of wonders, there is no consensus on a list of seven natural wonders of the world, as there has been debate over how large the list should be. One of the many lists was compiled by CNN:

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Seven Wonders of the Underwater World

The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World was a list drawn up by CEDAM International, an American-based non-profit group for divers, dedicated to ocean preservation and research.

In 1989 CEDAM brought together a panel of marine scientists, including Dr. Eugenie Clark, to pick underwater areas which they considered to be worthy of protection. The results were announced at The National Aquarium in Washington DC by actor Lloyd Bridges, who played in a TV show titled Sea Hunt:

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Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

British author Deborah Cadbury wrote Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, a book telling the stories of seven great feats of engineering of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 2003 the BBC made a seven-part documentary series on the book, with each episode dramatising the construction one of the wonders. The seven industrial wonders are:

 

 

 

 

References
1. Flickr--Henri Pittier- Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 6/22/2009
2. Wikipedia-Burgess Shales, British Columbia, Canada-retrieved 6/28/2009
3. Flickr-Windjana Gorge-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/5/2009
4. Flickr-Windjana Gorge-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/5/2009
5. Flickr-Kamchatka Volcano-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/13/2009
6. Flickr-Cabo Girão-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 6/27/2009
7. Flicker-Aurora Borealis at the Arctic Circle-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 6/27/2009
 
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