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  Seven wonders of the world - by travel authority Howard Hillman
This seven wonders article on the flaws was researched and written by Howard Hillman, the world's leading authority on travel wonders.
The oldest known reference to a 7 wonder listing was written in the 5th century BC by Herodotus, the famous Greek historian.
Two of the ancient seven wonders are royal tombs (Pyramid of Khufu and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus).
www.hillmanwonders.com /z_seven_wonders/seven_wonders.htm   (716 words)

  
  Seven Wonders of the World - MSN Encarta
Seven Wonders of the World, works of art and architecture regarded by ancient Greek and Roman observers as the most extraordinary structures of antiquity.
The wonders in this list were all located near the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and, except for the pyramids, were built in the four centuries from about 600 bc.
The oldest of the seven wonders, the pyramids are the only one remaining nearly intact today.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568384/Seven_Wonders_of_the_World.html   (803 words)

  
 The Seven Wonders of the World — Infoplease.com
Seven Wonders of the World - Seven Wonders of the World (i) Of Antiquity.
It's a wonderful world: we are all invited to select seven new wonders of the world.
Denys Cazet Minnie & Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World.(and 'Minnie and Moo: The Attack of the Easter Bunnies,' 'Minnie and Moo:......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0001327.html   (643 words)

  
 Seven Wonder of the World - Ancient Times
This is one of the largest pyramids in the world and considered to be one of the great among the seven wonders of the world.
If this wonder were remaining, this would have been one of the tallest artifacts in the world and also one the tallest among the seven wonders of the world.
This wonder was erected to commemorate the victory of Rhodians against the Antagonids.
www.sevenwondersworld.com   (608 words)

  
 The Ancient Wonders of the World
"On the Seven Wonders of the World" was wrongly attributed to Philo and probably was written in the 4th century BC.
The current list of seven wonders, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos at Alexandria, is from Antipater of Sidon, who lived in the 2nd century BC.
This lighthouse later became one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
www.princeton.edu /~ferguson/adw/wonders.shtml   (3333 words)

  
 The Seven Wonders of the World
In the Greek-speaking world a few centuries before the birth of Christ there came to be known a group of monuments that were particularly awe-inspiring, whether because of their artistry, the engineering skill evident in their construction, or their sheer scale.
Here are 31 Wonders of the Ancient World, the most impressive monuments from antiquity, with some of the stories behind them.
The Greeks did not initially conceive of these monuments as "Wonders" (Greek thaumata) but rather as "sights" or "things to be seen" (theamata); in essence, they were the dramatic monuments that filled the travel guidebooks of the ancient world; the Lonely Planets or Rough Guides of their time.
www.amazeingart.com /seven-wonders/7-wonders.html   (894 words)

  
 Hillman Wonders of the World
Click the names of the travel wonders to read my candid and unbiased travel web pages on them.
It is very selective - only one percent of the world's 100,000 travel attractions make it.
They focus on the travel wonders in a particular country or geographical region (I will be adding more guides).
www.hillmanwonders.com   (252 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Wonders of the World: Music: Long Beach Dub Allstars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
While WONDERS OF THE WORLD visits a variety of musical planets, though, dub is the foremost ingredient throughout, and the Allstars prove adept at the form, providing groove and ambience--the two cornerstones of the style--in equal amounts for a satisfying feel.
When you listen to Wonders of the World its bouncy and subliminal head bobbing beats become more apparent as you get further into the tracks, despite what may seem to be clashing genres.
Wonders of the World remains fluid throughout, displaying an amazing transition from Sublime (as the LBDA used to be named with front man and lead singer Bradley Nowell).
www.amazon.co.uk /Wonders-World-Long-Beach-Allstars/dp/B00005NVKM   (746 words)

  
 Wonders of The World
Poets, writers, and historians were urged to seek replacements for these original wonders or fallen monuments and we see the other modern and natural wonders of the world today.
The original seven wonders of the world were viewed at the time they were made as the greatest structures on earth.
This should be the "greatest wonder of the world," as his tomb is empty.
my.homewithgod.com /jpinspirations/wondersofworld.htm   (628 words)

  
 Education World ® Lesson Plan: Seven Wonders of the World
Discuss why the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World seem to be concentrated around a particular region of the world.
Now that students have learned about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, let them work in their groups to brainstorm places in the "Modern World" that they might nominate for a list of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." Groups should come up with as many places as they can list.
You might close the lesson by writing the name of each of the Wonders -- ancient, medieval, modern, and natural -- on a slip of paper and having students draw from a hat or jar one of the slips.
www.education-world.com /a_tsl/archives/05-1/lesson009.shtml   (681 words)

  
 History of THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
They are seven in number: the pyramids of Egypt; the hanging gardens of Babylon; the walls of Babylon; the statue of Zeus at Olympia; the temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the mausoleum of Halicarnassus; the colossus of Rhodes.
In the eyes of the ancient world this is the masterpiece of the great sculptor Phidias, surpassing even his earlier statue of Athena (also of gold and ivory) for the Parthenon in Athens.
The fourth and fifth wonders of the world are in western Turkey.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa97   (922 words)

  
 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The final list of the Seven Wonders was compiled during the Middle Ages.
Among the oldest references to the canonical list are the engravings by the Dutch artist Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), and Johann Fischer von Erlach's History of Architecture.
For their builders, the Seven Wonders were a celebration of religion, mythology, art, power, and science.
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/wonders   (236 words)

  
 Education World® - *History : Classical / Ancient : Seven Wonders of the World
Destination: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World A virtual tour of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Seven Wonders of the World Describes the Seven Wonders of the world with the associated history.
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World A picture and short description of the seven modern wonders of the world.
db.education-world.com /perl/browse?cat_id=7169   (386 words)

  
 The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
The world's natural wonders differ from the other grouping of wonders in that they were not made or improved upon by humans.
The local native peoples have known these wonders for millenia, however this list came to the notice of the Western world relatively recently.
For example, Mount Everest wasn't identified as the world's highest peak until 1852, and its exact height is periodically disputed to this day.
wonderclub.com /WorldWonders/NaturalWonders.html   (82 words)

  
 Wonders of the World Q&A
Wonders of the World as seen on The Frontiers Decade
We can't really document if he is commenting on the world around him....if he says "yellow" when a student is wearing a yellow shirt, he might simply be practicing the term.
All in all, it is a wonderful, wonderful experience to share their lives, and none of us would give it up for anything!
www.pbs.org /safarchive/3_ask/archive/qna/32105_wonders.html   (1810 words)

  
 Seven Wonders of the World
The one problem with this list is that it is limited to the Mediterraian world that the Greeks would have been familiar with.
Stonehenge is old enough to be classified with the Ancient Wonders, although this may not have been known when the list was compiled.
This website is conducting a poll where you can view all the potential candidates and vote for what you think should be on a new list of the Seven wonders of the World.
www.geocities.com /yvain.geo/7wonders.html   (491 words)

  
 ThinkQuest : Library : Wonders of the World
Come visit the various ancient, modern, natural, and forgotten wonders of the world with a chatty cartoon character named Kosmo.
Wonders of the World: From the Pyramids to the St. Louis Arch
The Wonders of the World website includes information about the seven traditional ancient wonders and seven of the modern wonders selected from a variety of lists.
www.thinkquest.org /library/cat_show.html?cat_id=814   (1062 words)

  
 Wired's Wonders of the World
The "Seven Wonders of the World" included such crowd pleasers as the Egyptian pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Colossus of Rhodes.
The wonders of the ancient world were monumental, but the wonders of the modern world are increasingly microscopic.
In the world of immersion, authorship is no longer the transmission of experience, but rather the construction of utterly personal experiences.
www.ralentz.com /old/misc/wired-wonders.html   (6834 words)

  
 Public to choose¬†the new seven wonders of the world - CNN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Public to choose the new seven wonders of the world
The "New 7 Wonders of the World" campaign was begun in 1999 by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber, with almost 200 nominations coming in from around the world.
Weber "felt it is time for something new to bring the world together" and to "symbolize a common pride in the global cultural heritage," said Tia B. Viering, spokeswoman for the campaign.
www.cnn.com /2006/TRAVEL/11/16/new.seven.wonders.ap   (413 words)

  
 Wonders of the world
In the Sundarbans mangrove forest of India and Bangladesh – home to the world’s largest population of tigers and 260 bird species – the UN Foundation and UNDP have brought the two countries together to develop a joint conservation plan.
UNEP, the World Heritage Centre, the RARE Centre for Tropical Conservation and AVEDA, the environmentally conscious cosmetics company, are collaborating on a four-year, $2.5 million UN Foundation project to link sustainable tourism and biodiversity conservation in six World Heritage sites.
The work to conserve five threatened World Heritage sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is particularly important as it could provide a model for conserving biodiversity in conflicts: the Biodiversity Support Programme’s prestigious publication, The Trampled Grass: Mitigating the Impacts of Armed Conflict on the Environment, has already described it as such.
www.ourplanet.com /imgversn/142/paul.html   (714 words)

  
 Ancient Seven Wonders of the world
The Taj Mahal is now considered as one of the wonders of the world.
Wonders such as the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal in Agra, and the Temple of Angkor in Cambodia are a few examples.
Oldest of the ancient wonders and the only one surviving today.
www.indianchild.com /amazing_facts9.htm   (354 words)

  
 Wonders of the World--Ancient History/U.S. History/World History lesson plan (grades 6-8)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ask each group, based on its research into a period or region of the world, to nominate a certain number of works of architecture, sculpture, or landscaping as candidates for the label wonder of the world.
The seven ancient wonders of the world were, geographically speaking, relatively close to one another.
One example is a map of the ancient world where the locations of all the wonders can be seen at a glance.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/sevenwondersoftheworld-simplythebest   (1375 words)

  
 The Wonders of the World
This Thinkquest "Wonders of the World" Project is interesting and very complete.
World Heritage List has 729 sites throughout the world that should be preserved.
Most of the natural wonders are well known, with the exception of the one's that exist in South America.
milvetstravel.net /nl10.html   (1177 words)

  
 Wonders of the World
Wonders of the African World - a journey to discover a wealth of African history and culture in Wonders of the African World
The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World -includes Palau, the Belize Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Islands, the Northern Red Sea, Lake Baikal, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Deep Sea Vents
Seven Wonders of the Modern World - includes the Empire State building, the Itaipu Dam, the CN Tower, the Panama Canal, the Channel Tunnel, the North Sea Protection Works, and the Golden Gate Bridge
www.picadome.fcps.net /lab/currl/wonder/default.htm   (398 words)

  
 Lighthouse of Alexandria | Seven Wonders of the World | Ancient Wonders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Seven Wonders of the World - Lighthouse of Alexandria
Of the seven wonders of the world, there is only one remaining (Great Pyramid of Giza.) The Lighthouse of Alexandria was the last wonder to disappear.
Earthquakes destroyed it in the 14th century A.D. Apparently, a mysterious mirror could reflect the light for almost 40 miles (around 50 km) away.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1691.htm   (238 words)

  
 Destination: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
With modern monuments, the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, and the world's Seven Natural Wonders in the mix, very few people can sort out these astounding ancient architectural feats.
The ancient Greeks and Romans are said to have initiated the original "Seven Wonders" list, perhaps as an early travel guide of sorts.
Unfortunately, relatively few drawings or sketches exist of the wonders that vanished, so archaeologists have relied on ancient tales and literary works to get an idea of their appearance and history.
www.cnn.com /TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9705/seven.wonders   (242 words)

  
 The Seven Wonders of the World
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World II Seven Wonders of the World
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World IV The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World
The Seven Forgotten Modern Wonders of the World
www.stteresa.net /sevenwonders.htm   (50 words)

  
 Wonders of the World
From a total of 57 wonders that are still possible to visit, I have thus far visited 49.
, there is a link to a photo of mine of that wonder (not necessarily the only photo I have of it, or the best, you might have to go and look at the country page for that).
All the images and text on this website are the copyright sole property of Raphael Kessler and cannot be copied or reproduced without his express permission.
www.raphaelk.co.uk /main/worldwonders.htm   (179 words)

  
 All wonders of the world - All wonders of World - All Wonders World
The Seven Wonders of the World embodies the indefatigable human spirit, their adroit endeavours and unflagging toil.
The Ancient wonders are reminiscent of a world long lost; the Modern wonders represent the limitless boundaries of human skill and technology while the Natural wonders are proof of the many marvels in nature.
Learn about the Seven Wonders of the World and get all the related facts through our comprehensive listing of informative sites.
allwondersoftheworld.com   (108 words)

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