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Friday, May 2, 2008

The New Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was the first known list of man-made structures that were regarded as remarkable works by ancient historians. Because these early historians traveled throughout the Mediterranean area, the original list of the seven wonders were likewise situated in the Mediterranean.
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
The following artwork is a depiction of the Seven Wonders by 16th century artist Marten Heemskerk.

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Recently, the new Seven Wonders of the World was released by The New7Wonders organization after being voted by more than 100 million votes. Here are the new Seven Wonders of the World:

The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Roman Colosseum (70 - 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy

The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India

The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 - 1644 A.D.) China

Petra (9 B.C. - 40 A.D.), Jordan

Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru

The Pyramids of Giza, one of the original Seven Wonders, has been named an honorary wonder.

5 comments:

ღ Joymhrdy ღ said...

always been fascinated about the 7 wonders of the world, great post!

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Ely said...

among the new 7 wonders of the world, i find the Jesus statue in Brazil to be the least deserving. I think the voting was done online? The entire Amazon might have been given internet access to vote. LOL

PurelyMe said...

wow...a great post!! I've been really interested in the seven wonders since i was young.

i visited one of them - the stone henge. I thik it was in the seven wonders about 10 years back or so. Was it? ahaha...it was spectacular.

looking at ur post makes me want to visit all of them, or at least a few1

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