5. The Sphinx
Long held as one of the greatest wonders of the world, the Sphinx is a stone monument built by the ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago and still stands to this day. The Sphinx belongs on this list because of the fact that besides the pyramids it is one of the oldest structures created by humanity to still be standing and that alone earns it recognition as one of the greatest monuments ever built.
4. Hubble Telescope
The Hubble telescope served as our eye into the wider universe for over a decade and gave us a view of things that we only dreamed of. Its ability to take pictures of distant planets and other parts of the cosmos gave us a wider understanding of how the universe works and what we need to do to explore it further.
3. The Pyramids
No list of man made wonders is complete without mention of the Pyramids. While these ancient structures are cliché in a way, there is no denying that they stand as a testament to an ancient civilization that has been gone for a long time. Inside all of us is the desire to leave our mark, and the pyramids will remain as a mark long after many other monuments have fallen.
2. International Space Station
Since humankind first looked up at the stars, there have been those who have dreamed of living out among those lights. The International Space Station was one step toward that dream. Not only is the space station a testament to our technology, but it’s also a testament to our ability to work together towards a common goal. While the space station only houses a few people, it is hoped that eventually this will lead to true human settlement on distant worlds.
1. Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the single largest man made structure on the planet today and is likely to remain so for quite a long time. The Great Wall is large enough that it can actually be seen from space and is so massive that nothing short of the entire planet exploding will cause its destruction. The Great Wall of China should serve as a reminder to us all that humankind can accomplish truly great things and that while one man may have ordered its construction, it took hundreds of thousands of people to build it.