Seven Wonders of the World
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Little did the ancient Greeks who compiled a list of the Seven Wonders of the World know that their list would have such an enduring popularity that the list is frequently requested at every library reference desk, including the IPL’s. Their list is now generally referred to as the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" in order to distinguish it from the numerous Seven Wonders lists that have been created since then.
Here is the list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World:
This list comes from a Seven Wonders of the World page that is part of the online version of the Information Please Almanac. The page also provides brief descriptions of these wonders.
The other Seven Wonders lists may vary depending upon which source you look them up in, probably because different groups have created the lists at various times in history.
Here is a list of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World:
This list comes from CNN’s Seven Natural Wonders of the World page, and also appears in The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1997. Other sources, including The World Book Encyclopedia, substitute the Caves in France and Spain with their prehistoric paintings for the Northern Lights.
Here is a list of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World:
This list was drawn up by the American Society of Civil Engineers and comes from this Seven Wonders of the Modern World page. You can find other Seven Modern Wonders lists on these Frequently Asked Reference Questions web pages - Chicago Public Library and Houston Public Library.
Looking for other Seven Wonders lists? Wonder Club’s Complete Listing of World Wonders page includes the Seven Medieval Wonders and the Seven Underwater Wonders!