The Seven Wonders of the World

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The Seven Wonders of the World

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People who are frequent travelers and wish to explore places around world should consider traveling to seven wonders in their next trip, not merely because these are popular and most talked about human-made marvels. But they are century old structures and all have background and ancient history of their own. They are associated with some or the other civilizations.The Seven Wonders of the World

Before I dedicate my next seven articles to Seven Wonders of the World, I just want readers to know who actually does this critical job of nominations and selecting the finalist. Well in nut shell it is no one but we voted for our favorite one, by Internet and phone opinion poll. However, the contest was organized by the New 7Wonders Foundation July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal —Swiss filmmaker and museum curator Bernard Weber.

More than 100 million people participated in pool in an Internet campaign to choose the seven “new” wonders out of 21 short listed. After elimination, top seven where the finalist ; Ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Coliseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru , Petra in Jordan, India’s Taj Mahal and “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro.

It as way back in 140 BC Greek-speaking epigrammist Antipater, Greek Anthology named in his travel book seven sites with word “theamata”, which translates to “things to be seen” or “must-sees” 1) the pyramids of Egypt; (2) the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; (3) the statue of Zeus at Olympia; (4) the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; (5) the temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus; (6) the Colossus of Rhodes; and (7) the Pharos (lighthouse) of Alexandria., Out of these only the pyramids of Egypt is in existence other have been destroyed by natural disaster. Also a mathematician Philon of Byzantium from 2nd-century-BC, mentioned The Seven Sights of the World, which matched with Antipater works. Since than the list varied.

The basic essence is now to promote the magnificent sculptures and preserve treasures of mankind; seven ancient wonders still standing. The controllers of this work have a vision to increase global ecological sensibility and preservation of these wonders an accountability of archeological authorities.

The Seven Wonders of the World

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