The new seven wonders of the world world hindustan times. From this list only the great pyramid at giza, egypt, can. The popularity poll was led by canadianswiss bernard weber and organized by the new7wonders foundation based in zurich, switzerland, with winners announced on 7 july 2007 in lisbon the new7wonders foundation said that more than 100. This year, and every year from now on, the world celebrates 7 wonders day. Orion magazine the allnew seven wonders of the world. Of these ancient 7 wonders, the only one still standing is the pyramids of giza in egypt, all the others have since long disappeared. New 7 wonders of the world official list my lifes a movie. It is spread across the deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851. This deserves a place among one of the seven wonders of the world for its precision. Pdf seven wonders of the world find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. New7wonders of the world simple english wikipedia, the. The documentary new 7 wonders of the world carries viewers on a sitebysite exploration of these wonders, touching on their histories, roles, and visual splendor. Voting via the internet was limited to one vote for seven monuments per personidentity.
Its no wonder it is the hub of south east asia with its culture, food, touristic and offthebeaten spots. New seven wonders of the world pdf by usefulcharts tpt. However, the seven wonders of the natural world are proof if needed at all that mother nature is just. Informational nonfiction, 1,279 words, level s grade 3, lexile 920l. Please make sure the address is correct before checkout. The ancient greeks made a list of places they thought people should see. The seven wonders of the ancient world the seven wonders of the ancient world is a list of manmade constructions that date back to classical antiquity. New seven wonders of the world printables thoughtco. New7wonders of the world 20002007 was an idea to choose new wonders of the world from a selection of 200 existing monuments.
While the commonlyaccepted list of wonders focuses on the mediterranean area, there are certainly many other wonderful and extraordinary. This pdf file has brief information on 7 wonders of the our ancient world. The best known are those of the 2ndcenturybce writer antipater of sidon and of a later but unknown observer of the 2nd century bce who claimed to be the mathematician philon of byzantium included on the list in its eventual form were. In 2000 a swiss foundation launched a campaign to determine the new seven wonders of the world. New7wonders of the world 20002007 was a campaign started in 2000 to choose wonders of the world from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The seven wonders of the world wikibooks, open books for. Seven wonders of the world article about seven wonders. On july 7, 2007, seven sites were designated new wonders of the world by the new7wonders, a nonprofit organization that conducted the selection process done through internet voting. The seven wonders of the ancient world were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various greek authors, including antipater of sidon and. The seven wonders were first defined as themata greek for things to be seen which, in todays common english, we. The new 7 wonders of the world 2008 rotten tomatoes. There is the great pyramid of giza, the hanging gardens of babylon, the statue of zeus at olympia, the temple of artemis at ephesus, the mausoleum at halicarnassus, colossus of rhodes, and the lighthouse of alexandria.
Enthralling personal travel adventures are injected with fascinating discussions about the culture, history, politics, religion, food, and geography of different areas. In the seven wonders of the ancient world, ancient masterpieces such as the temple of artemis and the hanging gardens of babylon are remembered. I replied that i couldnt manage it, not on short order anyway, but still the question keeps hanging around in the lobby of my mind. The agence francepresse afp reported from lisbon, portugal that the announcement of the 7 new wonders of the world was made during a celebritystudded ceremony held at. I had to look up the old biodegradable wonders, the hanging gardens of babylon and all the rest. The ancient seven wonders of the world were categorized by philo of byzantium in 250 b. After alexander the greats conquest of much of the known world in the 4th century bc, greek cultural influence and power were at its peak in europe, africa, and asia. What are the seven wonders of the world and 100 other great cultural lists fully explicated depiro, peter, pinkowish, mary desmond on. Research and write a brief report on each of the seven wonders of the world.
Seven wonders of the modern world is an informational book that describes seven remarkable structures made by humans. This was a good enough reason, i thought, to call upon the citizens of the world to choose the new 7 wonders of the last 2,200 years by. New7wonders of the world 20002007 was a campaign started in 2000 to choose wonders. These seven wonders were based on popular guidebooks that were used by greek tourists. There are a lot of questions and discrepancies about the new 7 wonders of the world list, probably because there are so many different lists. Historic deadwood 7 wonders of the world coin 1995 eiffel tower nib. If you want to confine your travels to mustsee historical and natural sites in the united states, theres plenty to see. The greeks believed that the number seven was magical,which is why they chose seven wonders.
The most important thing about 7 wonders of the world is that they are wonders. The seven ancient wonders of the world nc state university. This list was named the seven wonders of the ancient world. What are the seven wonders of the world and 100 other. Given that the original seven wonders list was compiled in the 2nd century bceand that only one entrant is still standing the pyramids of gizait seemed time for an update. Of the original seven wonders, only onethe great pyramid of gizaremains intact. Seven wonders of the world, preeminent architectural and sculptural achievements of the ancient mediterranean and middle east, as listed by various observers. Readers will learn why the structures were built and why each has been designated a. The seven wonders of the world are the taj mahal, the colosseum, the chichen itza, machu picchu, christ the redeemer, petra, and the great wall of china. Pick one of the seven wonders of the world and create a story using materials of your choice. The greeks chose seven wonders, because in their culture this number symbolized perfection.
Seven wonders of the modern world seven wonders of the modern world. When the new seven wonders of the world came out, i added my two centsit wasnt always favorable, because theres a lot that doesnt make much sense in how that global contest panned out. Introduce your students to the new seven wonders of the world with this vocabulary. A long time ago, the greek writer herodotus made a list of the seven wonders of the world. Winners were announced on 7 july 2007 in lisbon the foundation took only private donations and the sale of broadcast advertising. Theres the manmade wonders, natural wonders, city wonders, and more. Check out iconic monuments and nature at some of these mustsee landmarks that showcase our countrys beauty and historical significance in all their glory.
Single page basic chart handout of the new seven wonders of the world with names, locations, dates, and. Various lists of the wonders of the world have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the worlds most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures the seven wonders of the ancient world is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity. The seven wonders of the world demonstrate humanitys most impressive creations such as the taj mahal and the statue of christ the redeemer. Whether motivated by nationalism, conservation, curiosity or sheer boredom, more than 4 million people have cast 28 million. Bangkok is arguably the most fascinating, dynamic and popular city in the world. The 7 natural wonders of the world mnn mother nature. Just think about it can you find another great wall. Lighthearted, often humorous, and always thoughtprovoking, to the new 7 wonders of the world is travel writing at its best. Seven natural wonders is a project created with the mission of protecting and promoting these aweinspiring original seven natural wonders of the world. The seven wonders of the ancient world are seven manmade structures around the rim of the mediterranean sea that have been widely considered to be extraordinary feats of human engineering and design. This particular list is for the new 7 man made wonders. Most people automatically say the pyramids of giza are one of the 7 world wonders, but nope, they get put on the list. Most people automatically say the pyramids of giza are one of the 7 world wonders, but nope, they get put on the list of 7 ancient world wonders, even though they were one of the original 7 wonders of the world. Describe the lighthouse of alexandria or pharos and for what purpose was it built.
The seven wonders of the ancient world were the great pyramid of giza, egypt. Types of wonders seven wonders of the world great wall of china petra christ the redeemer machu picchu. Their mind blowing architecture, planning and its implementation in a nontechnical era is itself a surprising fact. There is no specific reason, although the number seven appears in many aspects of mythology and religion.
The only one of the ancient wonders that still exists is in giza, egypt. Well what i have made here is the seven wonders of the ancient world in lego form. By john ward anderson maybe it simply feeds modern societys obsession with lists and rankings, but more than 2,000 years after ancient greeks identified the seven wonders of the world, millions of people around the globe are casting internet ballots to update the list. Buy that list inspired me to look the countriesincluding the usathat i visit with an eye toward the natural, manmade, and cultural wonders unique to each place. The great pyramid of giza is considered to be an honorary candidate although it is not technically a wonder of the world. As of june 2008, 281 natural monuments on six continents are in the running, and online voting at. The seven wonders of the ancient world is a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity.
Jayathunga and amila perera the seven wonders of the world why are there exactly seven wonders. The great wall of china, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was enlisted in the world heritage by unesco in 1987. What are the seven wonders of the world and 100 other great cultural lists fully explicated. Now the global public has another chance to name place marvels as the new7wonders foundation accepts nominations for the socalled new 7 wonders of nature. While the seven wonders of the ancient world is a beautifully illustrated list of amazing architectural achievements, it might surprise you to know that it was created by a 16th century dutch artist named maerten van heenskerck and that 5 of these 7 wonders were no longer in existence at the time he wrote about them.1160 1327 1591 799 820 597 250 18 93 1482 1200 1485 340 841 1209 1095 123 1080 87 159 1046 1221 104 118 406 1475 646 1169 848 381 549 1218 17