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Find out how the World Heritage Project is helping to preserve sites like the Seven Wonders of the World

There have been several Seven Wonders of the World lists compiled over time. Each Seven Wonders of the World list is different in nature and addresses several of the most spectacular natural and man-made structures around the world.

The World Heritage Project (WHP) is a not-for-profit media organization passionate about preserving the beauty of our planet’s natural and cultural diversity through the dynamic media of photography, film, and music. With this project, dozens of the structures compiled in different Seven Wonders of the World lists can be shared with people around the world through different forms of media.

The first known Seven Wonders of the World list is The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it to be magical. Written by Philo of Byzantium in 225 BC, this seven wonders of the world list includes: the Great Pyramid of Giza; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of Rhodes; and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

A number of other Seven Wonders of the World lists were compile throughout the Middle Ages. These lists typically include: Stonehenge, Colosseum, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, the Great Wall of China, the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, the Hagia Sophia, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Other sites of notable interest include the Taj Mahal, the Cairo Citadel, the Ely Cathedral, and the Abbey of Cluny.

The WHP offers a variety of high-end products that documents these natural and man-made wonders, including: framed art, posters, greeting cards, calendars, Audio CDs, and DVDs. Visit www.worldheritageproject.com for more information and to see if these products including your favorite seven wonders of the world.