WHY DO WE HAVE FOR THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD NOW?
Before answering this Google-search worthy question, we need to know what qualifies something as a Wonder of the World. Now, they must be central pieces in human history, marking a certain period or change in the times. Well, that doesn't help us very much because lat leaves us with so many options.
But don't be nervous, we're sure the answer has been in your head this whole time:
- Chichen Itza, Yucatán, Mexico
- The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
- The Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- The Great Wall of China, China
- Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
- Petra, Jordan
- The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
However, these were not the first on the list. This "international competition" goes way back to the Dutch painter Maerten van Heemskerck (1498 - 1574)m who made a selection of seven architectural and sculptural works. Van Heemskerck chose the number sevendue to its Hellenistic reputation as the perfect number. Of these only one remains while the others six are destroyed.
So, out of this came the 7 Wonders contests we know today. But these original seven are worthy of your attention. Just remember, there is only one left standing.