Weird History Underrated Monuments That Should Totally Be Ancient Wonders  

Rebecca High

You've heard of the seven ancient wonders of the world: those "remarkable constructions of classical antiquity" popularized by ancient Hellenic writers and travelers. But as this video points out, there are a lot of remarkable other structures of antiquity in the world that deserve their own recognition on par with the ancient wonders.

The original seven wonders of the ancient world include the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of Rhodes; and the Lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt.

But these wonders, while striking, were definitely chosen from a classical Greek standpoint, and leave out some equally awesome structures from parts of the world not as explored or known about in ancient Hellenic times, like the Great Wall of China, for example.

The Great Wall was one of the largest fortifications in the ancient world - it just happened to be located in ancient Asia, far from the eyes of most Greek travelers. The structure is magnificent to this day, however, and can famously be seen from the Moon. If that's not a reason to add it to the Wonders of the World list, then what is? Watch this video for more underrated human-crafted wonders.