Both the ancient and the modern world have their own seven wonders. The seven wonders of the ancient world have been called that for centuries, which is why a modern collection of wonders were chosen in 2007.
If you’re traveling by road and looking for some interesting sights to see, the options on this list may be worth a look if you don’t mind the strange and absurd. Every state has a plethora of weird tourist traps.
Asking someone to explain what Ancient Rome was is sort of like asking, “what’s a dog?” It’s just…it’s a dog, yeah? We’re all so familiar with the concept that the answer is too obvious to articulate. But what do we really know?
Unless you’ve been living underneath a 25-ton sarsen monolith, you’ve likely heard of Stonehenge. You might even have it nestled in your brain’s pleasure center, between things that maybe are magic and other things that never change. It’s the sweet spot for cultural nostalgia.
Michelangelo, the Italian Renaissance artist, has achieved a rare and coveted posthumous distinction: his name is practically a household term meaning “great artist.” The statue of David is arguably his most famous work of all.
It’s often all too easy to romanticize the uncontacted peoples of the world as “Stone Age” or “primitive.” But the truth is, these people live a completely normal life —to them. Being uncontacted, or at least left alone, is part of their ordinary life in the modern world.