Middle Ages Wonders

Throughout the history, men have sought to identify the wonders of their own time. During the Middle Ages, the medieval mind was also captivated by the amazing structures created by humanity, therefore, many academics and philosophers interested for the great classic civilizations like Greece and Rome, wanted to revive part of their glory remembering the list of marvels created in the classic age.

Most structures of these lists were constructed much earlier than Medieval Times. Nevertheless, the authors of these new medieval lists of marvels have included their own wonders and opinion in order to reflect the spirit of their time.

The main list contains more than seven wonders, and it is known as “Wonders of the Middle Ages” despite that the concept "Middle Age" did not become popular until the 16th century. The list includes the following marvels:

Cairo Citadel

Cairo Citadel

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Egypt with the Muqattan hill, Mosque of Muhammad Ali and wonderful Islamic structures.


Cluny Abbey

Cluny Abbey

The monastery was once the greatest power in Europe and the centre of a major monastic movement during the Middle ages.


Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral known as “the ship of the Fens” is one of the most amazing engineering feats of middle Ages with the unique form of its Octagon Tower.


Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

One of the most famous structures of the world and unique human structure that can be seen from the space.


Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

The basilica represents a major revolution in church construction and is the most beautiful building that survived to the fire, to the earthquake and the vandalism of rioters.


Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs

Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa is a multi level labyrinth featuring dozens of chambers adorned with sculpted pillars, statues and other Romano Egyptian religious symbols, burial niches and sarcophagi


Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The leaning tower of Pisa an artwork that performed in three stages is the campanile or freestanding bell tower of the Pisa’s Cathedral.


Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

A sublimely elegant example of Buddhist Architecture that in its golden times was covered with superior quality white and shining porcelain bricks interlaid with colored stones.


Roman Colosseum

Roman Colosseum

An elliptical amphitheatre, the Coliseum is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.


Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge a Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument in Wiltshire consider five theories: a place for the dead, a place of healing, an ancient observatory, a place of Moon worship and UFO landing site.


Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal or the epitome of love is a magnificent monument that reflects an immense love.