How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Work


Is there an eighth wonder of the world?

There were only seven wonders on the original list, and each successive list has stuck to that perfect Pythagorean digit. But there have been quiet murmurings of an eighth wonder. Fleetwood Mac's song "Seven Wonders" hints that an unrequited love is the elusive eighth wonder while Hollywood would have us believe that the eighth wonder is really André the Giant or King Kong. Modern architects are apt to call towering buildings like the Empire State Building or the Palm Islands of Dubai the eighth wonder.

To learn more about these modern marvels and the ancient wonders of the world, explore the links belows.

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  • BBC. "Rhodes Plans to Rebuild Colossus." 14 February 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4264169.stm
  • Clement, Colin. "The Pharos of Alexandria." Hellenic Electronic Center. 1998. http://www.greece.org/alexandria/pharos/
  • Dalley, Stephanie, Ph.D. "The Hanging Gardens of Babylon at Ninevah." Lecture, University of Oxford. 14 April 2005. http://www.brlsi.org/proceed05/lecture140405.html
  • DeSalvo, John, Ph.D. Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association. http://www.gizapyramid.com/
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  • History Channel. "Seven Wonders of the World." http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=54814
  • Lewis, Paul. "Babylon Journal; Ancient King's Instructions to Iraq: Fix My Palace." New York Times. 19 April 1989. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE2DF1738F93AA25757C0A96F948260&;sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
  • New7Wonders. NewOpenWorldFoundation. http://www.new7wonders.com/classic/en/
  • NOVA Online Adventure: Pyramids. 1997. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/
  • PBS. "In the Footsteps of Paul: Ephesus." 2003. http://www.pbs.org/empires/peterandpaul/footsteps/footsteps_7_2.html
  • Perrottet, Tony. "Journey to the Seven Wonders." Smithsonian Magazine. 1 June 2004. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/sevenwonders.html
  • PharosLighthouse.org. "About Alexandria Lighthouse." 2005. http://www.pharoslighthouse.org/about-alexandria-lighthouse.html
  • Princeton University. "The Ancient Wonders of the World." 2 January 2002. http://www.princeton.edu/~ferguson/adw/wonders.shtml
  • TIME. "Diggers." 11 April 1955. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,891453-1,00.html

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