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Chickenman

The 7 Wonders Of the World

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Chickenman

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/article....103062409990006

here's the list:

http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles?id=n2...103224809990006

I think these should be the 7:

Pyramids of Giza

Easter Island Maoi

Stonehenge

Machu Picchu

Great Wall of China

And I'll get back to you when I've read about the other ones.

Edited by Chickenman

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GI_Admiral

? Acropolis, Greece

? Alhambra, Spain

? Angkor, Cambodia

? Chichen Itza, Mexico

? Christ Redeemer, Brazil

? Colosseum, Italy

? Easter Island statues, Chile

? Eiffel Tower, France

? Great Wall, China

? Hagia Sophia, Turkey

? Kyomizu Temple, Japan

? Kremlin, Russia

? Machu Picchu, Peru

? Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

? Petra, Jordan

? Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

? Statue of Liberty, United States

? Stonehenge, England

? Sydney Opera House, Australia

? Taj Mahal, India

? Timbuktu, Mali

Well out of this list:

Stonehenge

Pyramids of Giza

Great Wall

Machu Pichu

Colosseum

Acropolis

Statues of Easter Island

Oh, and me :p

Edited by GI_Admiral

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Chickenman

Forgot the Great Wall

*adds to list*

Colliseum...eh.

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GI_Admiral

It is a wonder. It was made before we rediscovered how to use cement :p

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Andy

I'd go for (in no particular order):

Acropolis, Greece

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Christ Redeemer, Brazil

Great Wall, China

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Petra, Jordan

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

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Mara

New wonders? What was wrong with the old seven? :p

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Andy

Only one of them is still around :p

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Mara

Well, fine.. I guess the list I know is the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World". :p

(I totally thought the Coliseum was one of the seven.. apparently not...)

'Sides.. if the pyramids are already on that list, why list them again? :p

Edit: I found another listy thing..

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (only those known to the Greeks):

Great Pyramid at Giza (survived)

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Colossus of Rhodes

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Forgotten Ancient Wonders (ones the Greeks didn't know about):

Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Aztec Temple in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City), Mexico

The Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines

Borobudur Temple in Indonesia

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The Great Wall of China

The Inca city of Machu Picchu, Peru

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Mayan Temples of Tikal in Northern Guatemala

The Moai Statues in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

The Throne Hall of Persepolis in Iran

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

Petra, the rock-carved city in Jordan

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar

Stonehenge in England

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

The Temple of the Inscriptions in Palenque, Mexico

Modern Wonders:

The Channel Tunnel

The Clock Tower (Big Ben) in London, England

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The Empire State Building in New York City, USA

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, USA

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA

The High Dam in Aswan, Egypt

Hoover Dam in Arizona/Nevada, USA

Itaip? Dam in Brazil/Paraguay

Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, USA

The Panama Canal

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Statue of Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA

The Suez Canal in Egypt

The Sydney Opera House in Australia

Natural Wonders:

Angel Falls in Venezuela

The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada

The Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

Igua?? Falls in Brazil/Argentina

Krakatoa Island in Indonesia

Mount Everest in Nepal

Mount Fuji in Japan

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Niagara Falls in Ontario (Canada) and New York State (USA)

Paricutin Volcano in Mexico

Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe

Source: http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/

*shrug* :p

Edited by Mara

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Chickenman

I'm not sure anything modern could really be listed as a wonder of the world, since we all know how it was built, and it was relativly easy to build with today's technology what it is.

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Tsl

I saw a show about Niagara Falls once. It's not a very natural wonder anymore as the waterflow has been restricted to reduce natural erosion and the falls have been reconstructed in the past for our viewing pleasure. :roll:

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GI_Admiral

All of those wonders aren't technically "wonders" just things people thought should be wonders ((Except the first list))

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Mara

I'm not sure anything modern could really be listed as a wonder of the world, since we all know how it was built, and it was relativly easy to build with today's technology what it is.

Okay, go build me another Suez canal all by yourself, Chicken. :p

All of those wonders aren't technically "wonders" just things people thought should be wonders ((Except the first list))

*shrugs*

Well, I guess they could be. There's no defintion for "wonders" is there? Just some basic awe or astonishment. It never said it had to be old.

Not that I'm agreeing one way or the other... just inciting some discussion.. :p

Anything you would add, take away?

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Andy

The Clock Tower (Big Ben) in London, England

The Empire State Building in New York City, USA

They aren't wonders... At the end of the day, it's just a bloody clock tower and a big office block. :p

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GI_Admiral

I agree with chicken and Beeurd...none of us can build it by ourselves, but a team of builders can easily build one (with the funds of course)

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Tsl

They would only be wonders if they were built in 12 BC or something, lol

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Insyana

How Stonehenge was made is a wonder?

Edited by Insider-Dude!!!

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GI_Admiral

WHO made it and for WHY more likely

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Insyana

"Pagans". Archaeoastronomy.

No need to wonder.

How hard is it to build a Pyramid compared to the worlds tallest building? Or a wall to a clock?

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GI_Admiral

lol its only theory.

Just like Evolution.

Where is your proof.

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Insyana

You're differing from the question. What makes a building a wonder? So far you've only implied the age of it - No, in fact, the difficulty of building it.

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Mara

They would only be wonders if they were built in 12 BC or something, lol

Which would kinda limit the list..

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Tsl

:roll: that was an example. If the Empire State building had been built in 12 BC, that'd be pretty damned wild. But since it was built in world of trucks and cranes and steel, it's not that fantastic. I didn't mean only things built in 12 BC could be considered.... *shakes head*

Stonehenge is a wonder because nobody really knows who built it or why, or really even how. Those stones came from somewhere quite far from the site itself and back then, they didn't exactly have trucks or cranes to lift and haul them.

Everything that is assumed about it are only theories. I've heard everything from druids to aliens built the thing.

Edited by The Tsl

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Insyana

Trucks, Cranes and steel aren't wonderful?

You wouldn't have been invited to the Bolshevik party.

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Darth Paladin

At the end of the day, it's just a bloody clock tower

Gah, I keeeeeeeeeeeell you!

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