The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were those recognized as superior sculptural and architectural achievements. They were:
- The Pyramids of Giza
- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- Colossus of Rhodes
- The Lighthouse of Alexandria
- Statue of Zeus at Olympus
- Temple of Artemis
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
After a six-year-long global voting process (that reportedly included one million votes), the "New" Seven Wonders of the World were announced on July 7, 2007. The Pyramids of Giza, the oldest and only Ancient Wonder still standing, are included as an honorary candidate.
The New Seven Wonders are:
- The Taj Mahal
- The Colosseum in Rome
- Machu Picchu
- Christ the Redeemer
- The Great Wall of China
- Chichen Itza
Help your students learn more about these modern architectural wonders using the following free printables.
New Seven Wonders Vocabulary
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Introduce your students to the New Seven Wonders of the World with this vocabulary sheet. Using the Internet or a reference book, students should look up each of the seven wonders (plus the one honorary one) listed in the word bank. Then, they will match each to its correct description by writing the names on the blank lines provided.02of 10
New Seven Wonders Wordsearch
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Students will have fun reviewing the New Seven Wonders of the World with this word search. The name of each is hidden among the jumbled letters in the puzzle.03of 10
New Seven Wonders Crossword Puzzle
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See how well your students remember the seven wonders with this crossword puzzle. Each puzzle clue describes one of the seven along with the honorary wonder.04of 10
New Seven Wonders Challenge
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Use this New Seven Wonders Challenge as a simple quiz. Each description is followed by four multiple choice options. Can your students correctly identify each?05of 10
New Seven Wonders Alphabet Activity
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Young students can practice their alphabetizing, ordering, and handwriting skills with this alphabet activity. Students should write each of the seven wonders in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided.
Chichen Itza Coloring Page
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Chichen Itza was a large city built by the Mayan people in what is now the Yucatan Peninsula. The ancient city site includes pyramids, believed to have once been temples, and thirteen ball courts.07of 10
Christ the Redeemer Coloring Page
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Christ the Redeemer is a 98-foot-high statue located at the top of Corcovado Mountain in Brazil. The statue, which was constructed in parts that were carried to the top of the mountain and assembled, was completed in 1931.
The Great Wall Coloring Page
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The Great Wall of China was built as a fortification to protect China's northern border from invaders. The wall as we know it today was built over the course of 2,000 years with many dynasties and kingdoms adding to it over time and rebuilding portions of it. The current wall is about 5,500 miles long.09of 10
Machu Picchu Coloring Page
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Located in Peru, Machu Picchu, meaning "old peak," is a citadel built by the Inca before the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. It stands 8,000 feet above sea level and was discovered by an archaeologist named Hirman Bingham in 1911. The site contains more than 100 different flights of stairs and was once home to private residences, bath houses, and temples.10of 10
Petra Coloring Page
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Petra is an ancient city located in Jordan. It is carved from the rocks of the cliffs that make up the area. The city possessed an intricate water system and was a center of trade and commerce from around 400 BC to 106 AD.
The remaining two wonders, not pictured, are the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal in India.
The Colosseum is a 50,000-seat amphitheater that was completed in 80 AD after ten years of construction.
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum, a building with burial chambers, built in 1630 by emperor Shah Jahan as the burial site for his wife. The structure is built from white marble and is 561 feet tall at its highest point.
Updated by Kris Bales