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Of the “official” 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, a few are inarguably pretty wonderful. The Great Pyramid at Giza comes to mind. And then there are your total duds, such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. We now believe the Hanging Gardens may never have even existed! Not cool, ancient guys who voted on this stuff, not cool at all.
Debating the relative merits (or lack thereof) of each of the Ancient Wonders is kind of an exercise in futility, because your logical debate opponents have been dead for a looooong time. But what we can do is complain pointlessly — I mean, um… what we can do, is make some suggestions as to a few things that were unfairly omitted from the list. These 5 things should at least be considered Honorary Mentions of the Ancient World, because they’re pretty cool!