Our Wonders of the World Collection
The “wonders of the world” concept dates back to the fifth century B.C., when the Greek historian Herodotus contemplated the amazing achievements of art and architecture created by the Persians and the Greeks.
However, Antipater of Sidon, who wrote in the second century B.C., is credited with putting together the first list of wonders.
Many historians now believe that the list served as a guidebook for ancient “tourists” travelling to see the revered sites.
The list that we acknowledge today was compiled in the Middle Ages and comprised the seven most impressive man-made monuments from the ancient world.
Since the list came mostly from ancient Greek writings, though, only sites that would have been known to the ancient Greeks were included.
Today only one of the original wonders still exists, and there is doubt that all seven ever existed, but the concept of the wonders of the world has continued to excite and fascinate people everywhere for centuries.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
Constructed around the year 2560 B.C., the great Pyramid at Giza is the only standing wonder from the original list of seven.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Lighthouse (Pharos) of Alexandria
In order to keep the tradition alive we have created our “Wonders of the World Collection”. It is our mission to raise awareness of this wonderful world we live in.
Let’s wander the Wonders of our World.
In 2007, more than 100 million people voted to declare the New 7 Wonders of the World. Here we present you with the following list of seven winners, without ranking, and in alphabetical order. It aims to represent global heritage.
Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro)
Great Wall of China (China)
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Taj Majal (Agra, India)
The Roman Colosseum (Rome)
The Great Pyramid of Giza, largest and oldest of the three pyramids at the Giza Necropolis in Egypt and the only surviving (and oldest) of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was granted honorary status.
If the Seven Wonders of the World demonstrate the human race’s most impressive creations, then the Seven Wonders of the Natural World are proof — if proof is needed — that Mother Nature is just as talented an architect.
While the list of Natural Wonders is often disputed, these seven locations are generally agreed upon as being among the most breathtaking natural sights anywhere in the world.
Great Barrier Reef
Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis
Can be seen from different locations around the world