Wonders of the World
The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
"The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (in Alexandria, Egypt) are one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind. The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences. A circular staircase leads down into tombs that were tunneled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emperors (2nd century AD). The facility was in use from the 2nd century to the 4th century."
"The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium), is the largest amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire. Originally capable of seating 45,000 spectators,... "
The Great Wall of China
"The Great Wall is the world's longest man-made structure, stretching over a formidable 6,352 km (3,948 miles), from Shanhai Pass on the Bohai Sea in the east, at the limit between "China proper" and Manchuria, to Lop Nur in the southeastern portion of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region."
The Hagia Sophia
"Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom), now known as the Ayasofya Museum, is a former Eastern Orthodox church converted to a mosque in 1453, converted into a museum in 1935, in the Turkish city of Istanbul. It is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest buildings of the world and sometimes considered the Eighth Wonder of the World. Its conquest by the Ottomans at the fall of Constantinople is considered one of the great tragedies of Christendom by the Greek Orthodox faithful."
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
"The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa or simply La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and it is the third structure in Pisa's Campo dei Miracoli (field of Miracles)."
"The tower is famous for its noticeable lean. It was intended to stand vertically so as to serve as a bell tower, but began leaning soon after construction started in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation."
The Porcelain Tower
"The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing...is located in Nanjing, an ancient capital of China, out on the south bank of the Yangtze River."
"The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing is one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the middle ages. Warfare and subsequent destruction overtook it in the 19th century, and it is now under reconstruction."
"Stonehenge is a Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument located near Amesbury in the English county of Wiltshire... It is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world."