Make your own list of the Seven Wonders of the World
If you were to turn the pages in a Magazine or look on line, you would see a top ten list. It might be a year’s top ten list of places to visit or maybe it is a list of top ten fashion styles in my case it would be a list of top ten homeschool blogs one of the oldest list is actually a top -seven list! A Greek poet, Anti-pater of Sidon, made this list over 2,100 years ago; he made this list of what he thought was most spectacular creations of his day. Most of them he has never seen! A lot of people are unsure to why he created this list Maybe he thought this list would help visitors along the Mediterranean. His list had consisted of two tombs, a temple a garden, a wall, and two statues. The first person to refer to the seven wonders was Herodotus in the 5th century B.C. he made a list with Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the pyramids were a few among other on his list. During the time of the Renaissance, there were many intellectuals as well as artists who became interested in the Seven Wonders of the World even though there was only one left standing the Great Pyramid of Giza. There were many painters who would paint pictures of what they thought the seven wonders might have looked like. During the late 1500s there was a Dutch artists named Maerten Van Heemskerck who had made his own whimsical representations of the pyramids. Over time, seven places have made history making them the “wonders of the ancient world.” However, why do they call them wonders when half of them no longer exist?
So I figure why not make your own list if you could make your own “Seven Wonders of the World” how would you decide what to choose? How would you base your criteria would use size, or maybe beauty, what other criteria should it have I like the wow factor I think there is so many amazing places on earth it would be hard to choose just seven what do you think?
Dutch artists Maerten Van Heemskerck