Awestruck is just one way of describing my response after viewing structures like the “Great Pyramid of Giza” (Thanks to History.com for my online tour). Today’s students are no doubt fortunate to have these online resources. Included within this resource link are GeoEye satellite pictures of the “Seven Wonders”. These satellite pictures present an assortment of amazing structures which include excellent detail . Pictures of Stonehenge are fascinating. Stonehenge which is considered a “Medieval Wonder” @ History.com, looks so simplistic, however, when you think of why and how it was built so long ago, it is amazing to say the least.
It is perhaps with the same wonderment that many of us have today that some thousands years ago, the naming of “The Seven Wonders of the World” was considered. Given that, several of us have continued to ponder which of these amazing places should be most revered and is it really a “Wonder”. So, what is a Wonder? Is it something that leaves us awestruck? Since the inception of the “Seven Wonders of the World” other categories of wonders have been established. In effect, History.com has dedicated a portion of their website to providing information about the “Seven Wonders of the World”. This resource also includes facts, various satellite pictures, and a video gallery (Resources).
What I found most interesting is that there are more categories of “Wonders” than I initially remembered. One such category is the results of a recent voting campaign used to establish the “Seven New Wonders".
To view the “Wonders” visit the web links listed here:
“Seven Ancient Wonders of the World”
“Seven Medieval Wonders of the World”
"Modern World Wonders”
"Natural Seven Wonders”
“New Wonders of the World”