The 7 Wonders of the World refers
to remarkable constructions to
classical antiquity listed by various
authors in guide books popular
among the ancient Hellenic tourists,
particularly in the 1st and 2nd
In ancient Greece, the school of Pythagoras (50 B.C.)
taught the doctrine of numerical essence of natural
events. In accordance to this theory, the number 7
was considered a sacred number and thus vital to
THE STATUE OF ZEUS, at Olympa.
THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES, a
giant bronze statue. THE
MAUSOLEUM, at Halicarnassus.
THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIA, at
Ephesus. THE LIGHTHOUSE OF
ALEXANDRIA, the tallest lighthouse.
THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA, at
Egypt. THE HANGING GRADENS OF
BABYLON, greening in desert.