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There's really no need for another new7wonders of the ancient world, imo.
 

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au contraire, when Herodotus drew up the list it was only compiled from the known world to the Great Library of Alexandria. Thus much of Asia and the Americas were excluded.

However to draw up a new list, contemporary to Herodotus it would have to predate 240 BC, when Callimachus of Cyrene, the great Alexandrian historian who completed the list, died.
 

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An obvious contender, the Terracotta Army and tomb complex of Qin Shi Huangdi who united China (246 BC)- 8000 soldiers, 720 horses, 150 chariots, each piece unique. His tomb took 700,000 labourers 30 years to complete, and has never been excavated - it was described as containing a scale model of the empire, with lakes of mercury at exorbitant cost. During the 1980s high deposits of mercury were found in the groundsoil, indicating there may be an element of truth to it.



The Terracotta Army, at a separate site in the vicinity has taken nearly 40 years to excavate, and is expected to take another 70 years to complete. Yet it is only one of 700 royal tombs in the area.

 

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another good one from the americas would be la Danta Complex in El Mirador, Guatemala, it was the largest stone structure of its time in possibly the largest ever, and El Mirador also had the first freeway system in the world, all this info and more can be watched here on this cnn doc over El Mirador

 

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There's nothing wrong with the original 7 ancient wonders. Besides, they have been the 7 ancient wonders for thousands of years. Why on earth change it now? We know a lot more about architecture around the world, but having a need to change the 7 wonders of the ancient world seems unnecessary.

I realize that the original 7 wonders excludes a lot of the world beyond that of Europe and the Mediterranean, but who cares? The "7 wonders" is mostly a thing in Western culture anyway.
 

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they have all been destroyed except for the pyramids, and the list was greekcentric, for example how could Karnak not be on the list? its from 1500 BCE, you could probably fit all of the major greek temples inside Karnak. The dosjer complex in egypt, first colonnade on the planet, circa 2600 BCE plus the tallest building of its time, built with great quality masonry.
 

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they have all been destroyed except for the pyramids, and the list was greekcentric, for example how could Karnak not be on the list? its from 1500 BCE, you could probably fit all of the major greek temples inside Karnak. The dosjer complex in egypt, first colonnade on the planet, circa 2600 BCE plus the tallest building of its time, built with great quality masonry.
Yeah, it was Greekcentric because the list was created by Greeks. The very idea of the "7 wonders of the ancient world" is a Greek and is mostly a part of Western culture. So if that's the case, who cares if it excludes the world beyond the Greeks? It is a little too late to change it.
 

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well then it shouldnt be called ancient wonders of the world then, and why do other scholars not have the right to create a more legitimate list?
It is just a historical list. That was the world of the Greeks. You can't change history to make it fit a more globalized world.
 

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It is just a historical list. That was the world of the Greeks. You can't change history to make it fit a more globalized world.
yes you can, and its not even history, its a list.
 
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