Back in the ancient world if you didn’t have a Wonder in your civilisation then you were basically still little more than a hunter-gather society who hadn’t got the whole crop rotation and 3 field system idea. To have a wonder was to have made it. It meant that you had the math’s and physics bods clever enough to design it without it collapsing in on itself at the opening ceremony.
It also meant that you had the military power to A. Stop anyone from invading you and ruining it plus B. Have conquered all the tribes around you and got the slaves to build the thing so your people can concentrate on farming, trading and philosophy. With all that out to of the way it’s nice to add a few embellishments here and there. Corten Metal Garden Sculptures for example of the type that can be found at http://www.afsculpture.uk/portfolio_page/corten-metal-sculptures/ makes a nice start. The wonders don’t just relate to the ancient world though, there are modern ones like going to the Moon landing or even natural ones like the Giant’s Causeway.
Of the ancient ones, as you would expect, some of them have now fell over. It’s a good idea to remember them because they generally come up in a quiz night as a tie breaker of something. We’ll start with the one still up.
1480 when it’s stone was used for other buildings.
Ok, commit that to memory and that pub quiz win is yours!