Sunday, July 15, 2007

Why the New 7 Wonders of the World?


" There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million..."

Walt Streightiff

Last week the New Seven Wonders of the World were chosen. Even the UNESCO is not happy with it, here is the new list with little details on each of them:


***PYRAMIDS OF GIZA, EGYPT will retain their status as one of the original seven wonders of the world. The only surviving structures of the original seven wonders, the three pyramids were built as tombs for 4th dynasty pharaohs about 4,500 years ago.


1. COLOSSEUM, ITALY
The giant amphitheater in Rome was inaugurated in A.D. 80 by the Emperor Titus in a ceremony of games lasting 100 days.


2. GREAT WALL OF CHINA
The 4,160-mile barricade running from east to west in northern China is the longest man-made structure in the world. The fortification was built to protect the dynasties from invasion by the Huns, Mongols, Turks and other tribes.

3. TAJ MAHAL, INDIA
The white marble-domed mausoleum in Agra was built by Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan between 1632 and 1654 for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.


4. PETRA, JORDAN
The ancient city of Petra in southwestern Jordan, was the capital of the Arab kingdom of the Nabateans. The city is famous for its water tunnels and numerous stone structures carved in rock.


5. CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE, BRAZIL
The 125-foot-tall statue of Christ the Redeemer with outstretched arms overlooks Rio de Janeiro from atop Mt. Corcovado.


6. MACHU PICCHU, PERU
Built by the Incan Empire in the 15th century, the giant walls, palaces, temples and dwellings of the Machu Picchu sanctuary are perched in the clouds at 8,000 feet above sea level in the Andes mountains. It remains a mystery how the huge stones were moved into place for the construction of the remote city.


7. PYRAMID AT CHICHEN ITZA, MEXICO
This step-pyramid surmounted by a temple survives from a sacred site that was part of one of the greatest Mayan centers of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Built according to the solar calendar, it is placed so that shadows cast at the fall and spring equinoxes are said to look like a snake crawling down the steps, similar to the carved serpent at the top.


The initiative to choose 7 new wonders belongs to a Swiss organization. Their official reason was: out of the previous 7 wonders only 1 still exists. So, we need some new wonders. Some voices were saying that the World need more then 7. In year 200 AD when the first wonders were chosen, there were not too many cool things around. Today, there is a large variety so let's choose more...

Oh, well, people from around the World made their decision and now we got the list.

Do you want to know what is the real reason to choose the New 7 Wonders?

It's so simple: M-O-N-E-Y!!!! Yep, $$$. All this wonders are actually standing so anybody could go and visit them. They use to be one of many other cool tourist sites but now they become the New 7 Wonders of the World. Everybody would want to go and see them. The tourism toward those destinations will incredible increase. Somebody will make a great profit out of the New 7 Wonders ...and I know it's not me :)


On another note, I have seen the Colosseum so there are 6 left on my list. Anybody interested to join me for 6 new adventures toward the New Wonders of the World?

See U.


1 Comments:

At 12:46 AM , Blogger Dan N. Moldovan said...

Please view my “The new 7 + 1 wonders of the (new) world and the finalists 14 + 1” on http://macrostandardlive.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-7-1-wonders-of-new-world-and.html
http://macrostandardlive.blogspot.com/

 

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