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1. Posted by wizzkid (Full Member, 42 posts) 1 Apr '05 03:52

Has anybody visted any of the 7 wonders of the world and if so which?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru, 8468 posts) 1 Apr '05 04:23

Since only one of the 7 still exists....we could only visit the pyramids...unless we had a time machine;)

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 1 Apr '05 04:28

But there are the 7 natural, and seven modern wonders of the world.

Great barrier reef and Rio de Janeiro harbour are places i've visited on the list of 7 natural wonders.

The Panama canal and channel tunnel (how did that get on the list) are the modern wonders i've been to, although the lists of the modern wonders seem to vary slightly.

4. Posted by wizzkid (Full Member, 42 posts) 1 Apr '05 05:44

im talking about the natural wonders, althought the libray at ephus i nTurkey is still around and ive seen that!

5. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 1 Apr '05 16:25

Though most of the original seven wonders are no longer in existence, if you travel to the US, Yellowstone National Park has geological wonders found nowhere else in the world. Perhaps we should start a thread which contains the "new" wonders of the world?

6. Posted by sanquar (Full Member, 63 posts) 2 Apr '05 07:37

because it would only be a matter of time before someone said "my bedroom"....he he

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 3 Apr '05 07:32

Quoting wizzkid

im talking about the natural wonders

The Seven Natural Wonders Of The World

1.Mount Everest in Nepal

2.Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe

3.Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

4.Great Barrier Reef in Australia

5.Northern Lights

6.Paricutin volcano in Mexico

7.Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I've been to #1 & #4

8. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 3 Apr '05 07:38

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Since ancient times, people have put together many “seven wonders” lists. The content of these lists tends to vary, and none is definitive. The seven wonders that are most widely agreed upon as being in the original list are the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

1.The Pyramids of Egypt are three pyramids at Giza, outside modern Cairo. The largest pyramid, built by Khufu (Cheops), a king of the fourth dynasty, had an original estimated height of 482 ft (now approximately 450 ft). The base has sides 755 ft long. It contains 2,300,000 blocks; the average weight of each is 2.5 tons. Estimated date of completion is 2680 B.C. Of all the Ancient Wonders, the pyramids alone survive.

2.The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were supposedly built by Nebuchadnezzar around 600 B.C. to please his queen, Amuhia. They are also associated with the mythical Assyrian queen, Semiramis. Archeologists surmise that the gardens were laid out atop a vaulted building, with provisions for raising water. The terraces were said to rise from 75 to 300 ft.

3.The Statue of Zeus (Jupiter) at Olympia was made of gold and ivory by the Greek sculptor Phidias (5th century B.C.). Reputed to be 40 ft high, the statue has been lost without a trace, except for reproductions on coins.

4.The Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus was begun about 350 B.C., in honor of a non-Hellenic goddess who later became identified with the Greek goddess of the same name. The temple, with Ionic columns 60 ft high, was destroyed by invading Goths in A.D. 262.

5.The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was erected by Queen Artemisia in memory of her husband, King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor, who died in 353 B.C. Some remains of the structure are in the British Museum. This shrine is the source of the modern word “mausoleum.”

6.The Colossus at Rhodes was a bronze statue of Helios (Apollo), about 105 ft high. The work of the sculptor Chares, who reputedly labored for 12 years before completing it in 280 B.C., it was destroyed during an earthquake in 224 B.C.

7.The Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria was built by Sostratus of Cnidus during the 3rd century B.C. on the island of Pharos off the coast of Egypt. It was destroyed by an earthquake in the 13th century.

(Some lists include the Walls of Babylon in place of the second or seventh wonder.)

I've been to the pyramids of Egypt

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 3 Apr '05 07:55

Ever wondered how many wonders there are ?

The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind

1.Stonehenge
2.The Colosseum
3.The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
4.The Great Wall of China
5.The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
6.The Hagia Sophia
7.The Leaning Tower of Pisa

[Wocca = #2 & #4]

The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World

1.Palau
2.The Belize Barrier Reef
3.The Galapagos Islands
4.The Northern Red Sea
5.Lake Baikal
6.The Great Barrier Reef
7.The Deep Sea Vents

[Wocca= #6]

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

1.The Empire State Building
2.The Itaipú Dam
3.The CN Tower
4.The Panama Canal
5.The Channel Tunnel
6.The North Sea Protection Works
7.The Golden Gate Bridge

The Seven Forgotten Natural Wonders of the World

1.Angel Falls
2.The Bay of Fundy
3.Iguaçú Falls
4.Krakatoa Island
5.Mount Fuji
6.Mount Kilimanjaro
7.Niagara Falls

[Wocca= #4]

The Seven Forgotten Modern Wonders of the World

1.The Clock Tower (Big Ben)
2.Eiffel Tower
3.The Gateway Arch
4.The Aswan High Dam
5.Hoover Dam
6.Mount Rushmore National Memorial
7.The Petronas Towers

[Wocca= #1 & #2]

The Seven Forgotten Wonders of the Medeival Mind

1.Abu Simbel Temple
2.Angkor Wat
3.Taj Mahal
4.Mont Saint-Michel
5.The Moai Statues
6.The Parthenon
7.The Shwedagon Pagoda

[Wocca = #2]

The Forgotten Wonders

1.The Aztec Temple
2.The Banaue Rice Terraces
3.The Borobudur Temple
4.The Inca City
5.The Statue of Liberty
6.The Mayan Temples
7.The Temple of the Inscriptions
8.The Throne Hall of Persepolis
9.Petra
10.The Suez Canal
11.The Sydney Opera House
12.The Red Fort in India

[Wocca = #3 & #11]

10. Posted by wizzkid (Full Member, 42 posts) 4 Apr '05 04:00

The Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus was begun about 350 B.C., in honor of a non-Hellenic goddess who later became identified with the Greek goddess of the same name. The temple, with Ionic columns 60 ft high, was destroyed by invading Goths in A.D. 262.

5.The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was erected by Queen Artemisia in memory of her husband, King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor, who died in 353 B.C. Some remains of the structure are in the British Museum. This shrine is the source of the modern word “mausoleum

ive been to 2 then!!!