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Matt's New Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Most Amazing Human Creations on the Planet

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There are lists of both ancient and modern Seven Wonders of the World and there is even (as of the time of this writing) a website devoted to selecting a new set of Seven Wonders on July 7, 2007. With the interest in the Seven Wonders of the World, I present my list of the Seven Wonders of the World, from the perspective of a modern geographer.

All of these Wonders (and traditional lists of the Seven Wonders of the World) only include human-constructed or developed Wonders and thus natural features of the planet are not included. If you have comments about this list, please add your comments on the blog.

 

Egyptian Pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza, built thousands of years ago, is the only ancient Seven Wonders of the World that still remains. The Egyptian pyramids in general are an incredible architectural and technological achievement of ancient society and deserve a spot on this Wonders of the World list. The About.com Ancient/Classical History site has much more about the pyramids.

 

Space Exploration

From Sputnik 1 in 1957 to human space flight to lunar landings to space stations and the Space Shuttle, human exploration of space has been an incredible achievement. At the About.com Space/Astronomy site, you can explore this topic in great depth.

 

Channel Tunnel

Completed in 1994, the Channel Tunnel (also known as Chunnel), connects the United Kingdom and France by train. It is a 31 mile-long (50 km) tunnel that took seven years to construct with crews working simultaneously from France and from the United Kingdom. Passengers and freight trains pass through the tunnel, easing transportation across (or under) the English Channel.

Proceed to the second page for my remaining Seven Wonders of the World.

 

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