The number seven associated with the wonders of the world is not just random. The number was related to the Gods and believed to be the perfect number. Those days although the known planets were 5, with the inclusion of the Sun and the Moon the number was again, lucky seven.
The ancient list was often changed and paradoxically the final list was actually reached only around the 18th century AD by which time most of the wonders actually didn´t stand. This started the dialogue if these ever actually existed. Which are the ones?
Colossus of Rhodes
Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Similarly, during the new age the list of the wonders has been ambiguous and thus differences have been created. It was only in 2007 that people from all over the world voted to arrive at the wonders of the world of today. This list is not agreed upon by UNESCO since the list is based on voting on the internet organized by a private foundation.
Great Wall of China
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
Chichen Itza, Yucatán, Mexico
Machu Picchu, Cuzco Region, Peru
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Christ the Redeemer,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Plus Giza Pyramids got an honorary status.
From the above it’s understandable that even till date there’s no mutual agreement among the different organizations on what the final list should be. On the other hand the number seven still remains 🙂