7 Wonders of the World Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

 

 

More than 2,000 years ago, travelers would write about sights they had seen on their journeys. Over time, seven of those places made history as the “Wonders of the Ancient World”. Six of the seven wonders of the ancient world do not exist anymore, so New7Wonders used voting and surveys to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World that exist today.

To Start your virtual adventure, click the link below and use the search bar to find the 7 New Wonders of the World and the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Provide the latitude and longitude of each location below.

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7 Wonders of the Ancient World

 

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Out of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one still standing today. Find the Great Pyramid of Giza on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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Wonders of the World Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

 

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon 

In ancient Mesopotamia, King Nebuchadnezzar built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon for his beloved wife to enjoy. Legend has it that as you approached ancient Babylon, the gardens could be seen for miles around, soaring up into the sky. Find the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece

This statue was built in Olympia to honor the Greek Olympic Game. Inside the temple was a statue of Zeus, the king of all the Greek Gods, seated on a throne. Find the Archaeological Site of Olympia on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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4. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

This temple was built to honor Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt. The temple of Artemis has been destroyed and built several times, until one day they decided not to rebuild and over time its remaining pieces sunk into the ground. Find the Temple of Artemis on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

This elaborate tomb was built for King Mausolus, a ruler of a small kingdom. When he died his wife built him one of the most magnificent tombs in the world. Find the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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6. Colossus of Rhodes

Built in the fourth century B.C. on the Islands of Rhodes in the Mediterranean Sea, this 110-foot statue honored the Greek sun god, Helios, for helping the people of Rhodes save their city. Find Rhodes, Greece on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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7. Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt

Towering over the Mediterranean coast for more than 1,500 years, the world’s first lighthouse used mirrors to reflect sunlight for miles out to sea. Find the Lighthouse of Alexandria  on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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7 New Wonders of the World

 

1. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built using wood, stone, metal and earth. The wall is 14,171 miles long and took several empires over 2,000 years to complete it. Find one point of the Great Wall of China on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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2. Chichén-Itzá, Mexico

Chicken Itza is belived to be the largest city ever built by the Mayan civilization. The Castillo, a pyramid shaped castle in the city, is the most famous structure there. Find Chichen Itza on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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3. Petra, Jordan

One of the many things that make Petra a wonder is that half of the city is carved into a pink rock, giving the place its nickname the Rose City. Find Petra, Jordan on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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4. Machu Picchu, Peru

The inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most interesting places to visit in the world. It was built around 1450 with dry stone and walls and covers an area of 80,536 acres. Find Machu Picchu on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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Google Earth Scavenger Hunt - Peru

 

5. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro 

The massive statue of Jesus Christ on the Corcovado Mounatin in Rio de Janeiro is a sight to see. It took 11 years to complete the statue, and it is so big that the arms are 92 feet wide. Find Christ the Redeemer on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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6. Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum in Rome is an ancient amphitheater built in 80 AD using sand and concrete. The Colosseum could accommodate around 65, 000 people in the stands and was primarily used to host gladiatorial contests. Find the Colosseum on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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7. Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and is a tomb where his wife Mumtaz is buried. Made entirely from marble stone, it took the emperor over 20 years to complete the construction. Find the Taj Mahal on Google Earth and provide its coordinates:

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Answer Key

7 Wonders of the Ancient World

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

  • Latitude: 29°58′44″N
  • Longitude: 31°08′02″E

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon 

  • Latitude: 33°13′23″N
  • Longitude: 43°40′45″E

3. Archaeological Site of Olympia, Greece

  • Latitude: 37°38′18″N
  • Longitude: 21°37′47″E

4. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

  • Latitude: 37°55′33″N
  • Longitude: 23°59′36″E

5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

  • Latitude: 37°02′16″N
  • Longitude: 27°25′26″E

6. Rhodes, Greece

  • Latitude: 36°26′02″N
  • Longitude: 28°13′03″E

7. Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt

  • Latitude: 31°12′51″N
  • Longitude: 29°53′28″E

 

7 New Wonders of the World

1. The Great Wall of China (coordinates may vary)

  • Latitude: 40°25′54″N
  • Longitude: 116°34′13″E

2. Chichén-Itzá, Mexico

  • Latitude: 20°40′44″N
  • Longitude: 88°34′05″W

3. Petra, Jordan

  • Latitude: 30°19′42″N
  • Longitude: 35°26′39″N

4. Machu Picchu, Peru

  • Latitude: 13°09′47″S
  • Longitude: 72°32′41″W

5. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero 

  • Latitude: 22°57′06″S
  • Longitude: 43°12′37″W

6. Colosseum, Rome

  • Latitude: 41°53′24″N
  • Longitude: 12°29′32″E

7. Taj Mahal, India

  • Latitude: 27°10′30″N
  • Longitude: 78°02′31″E

 

 


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