they are called that because it is not quiet sure how people with so little knowledge of building and architechture and having no machinery to build with.It may also be because they were looked upon as being the most awesome and beautiful at the time.
The Eighth Wonder of the World is the name often give to impressive structures or natural formations that are wonder enough to rival the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The list of things that have been called this is very long, but none have any official standing. Several major news corporations, such as CNN, and USA Today, have organized world wide competitions to vote for a revised list of the wonders of the world, but none have been recognized by the general public.
Honestly there are several.
There are 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, 7 Wonders of the Modern World, 7 Wonders of the Medieval World and so on so forth. The 8th wonder of the world doesn't really exist but can be a personal preference.
I have a Wonders of the World list for myself.
The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World is probably the most popular list and they are:
The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Temple of Zeus
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Lighthouse at Alexandria
The Temple of Artemis
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
These are currently the 7 wonders of the world:
The Great Wall of China
The rock city Petra (in Jordan)
The statue of Christ the Redeemer (in Brazil)
Machu Picchu (in Peru)
Chichen itza pyramid (in Mexico)
The Colosseum (in Rome , Italy)
The Taj Mahal (in India)
These are the modern wonders of the world , not the ancient ones.
Well i think they picked this as one of the natural wonders of the world because of its beauty.