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The 7 Wonders of the World

How many of you know what the 7 wonders of the world are?  (At least those that are agreed upon by scholars)  Give up?  Here is a chart provided by wikipedia outlining the accepted “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”:

WonderDate of constructionBuilderNotable featuresDate of destructionCause of destruction

Great Pyramid of Giza

2650-2500 BC

Egyptians

Built as the tomb of Fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.

Still standing

-

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

600 BC

Babylonians

Herodotus claimed the outer walls were 56 miles in length, 80 feet thick and 320 feet high (although some archaeological findings suggest otherwise).

After 1st century BC

Earthquake

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

550 BC

Lydians, Persians, Greeks

Dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis, it took 120 years to build. Herostratus burned it down in an attempt to achieve lasting fame.

356 BC

Arson

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

435 BC

Greeks

Occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple that was built to house it, and was 40 feet (12 meters) tall.

5th-6th centuries AD

Fire

Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus

351 BC

Persians, Greeks

Stood approximately 45 meters (135 feet) tall with each of the four sides adorned with sculptural reliefs. Origin of the word mausoleum.

by AD 1494

Earthquake

Colossus of Rhodes

292-280 BC

Hellenistic Greece

A giant statue of the Greek god Helios roughly the same size as today's Statue of Liberty in New York.

224 BC

Earthquake

Lighthouse of Alexandria

3rd century BC

Hellenistic Egypt

Between 115 and 135 metres (383 - 440 ft) tall it was among the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries.

AD 1303-1480

Earthquake

Now, the world is coming together to elect the new 7 Wonders of the Modern World.  The New 7 Wonders Foundation is starting a campaign that will document, maintain, restore, and reconstruct world heritage under it motto: “Our Heritage Is Our Future.”

In a never attempted before move, N7W is letting the people of the world vote on what will become the new 7 Wonders of the World.  Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber started this campaign in 2001 to protect humankind’s heritage across the globe.  In 2005, the N7W narrowed down the list of candidates to 21 from 77.  On January 1, 2006, the official list of the 21 candidates was announced in Zurich.

From then until July 7, 2007 (07/07/07), the people of the world have the opportunity to vote on their top 7 Wonders.

Now for the list of 21 candidates:

 
Don't let my vote sway yours.  But here is how I voted: Colosseum, Easter Island, Great Wall, Pyramids of Giza (grandfathered in), Stonehedge, Neuschwanstein, Petra, and the Acropolis.
Now hurry up and get over there.... you only have 1 day left to vote.  See if your wonders make the list on 7.7.07.  Please feel free to share your votes bleow.  Let's see if AR can predict what the world wants. :)
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I put my .02 in via the poll.  I am surprised how easy it was to pick.

July 06, 2007 11:31 AM
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Marc Blasi
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Chris-

I think you need to see a professional about this 'low self-esteme' problem that keeps cropping up!

(Don't worry - you were a write-in.)

July 11, 2007 10:36 AM
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Why Mr. Blasi, a re you falling for my charm?
July 06, 2007 05:54 PM
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I wonder...........?
July 07, 2007 06:46 AM
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darn, guess I'm too late to vote--really nice post, though, Jason!  I'd never keep up on all the news if I didn't get some here...
July 11, 2007 09:35 AM
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