The seven wonders of the World
The new Seven Wonders of The World
The origin of the idea of seven wonders of the world dates back to Herodotus and Callimachus , whose made the lists which included the Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse of Alexandria. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza is still standing. The other six were destroyed by nature disasters or unknown causes.
Great Pyramid of Giza
The Giza Necropolis stands on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments is located some 8 km inland into the desert from the old town of Giza on the Nile, some 25 km southwest of Cairo city centre. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only remaining monument of the old Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was estimated by the researcher that2.3 million blocks were used to build the Great Pyramid, with an average weight of about 2.5 metric tons per block. The largest block weighs as much as 15 metric tons.
Wow! Look at that, can you imagine what inside would be like =P, Egypt…Egypt, the place i always dreamed of going, this will be the first place i would like to visit when i get there. Mystery and the ancient past of the great Egyptians. The work of Pyramids trule amazed me. I can imagine mummies chaisng after me when i reach them muhahaha XD, i may see scorpions and stuffs. Watched too much Mummy Returns i guess, ho ho ho =P.
1. Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site that was built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, which is in Mexico. It was also the UNESCO World Heritage Site as well.
From the far look, it looked pretty mysterious to me, i have never been to these kind of wonderful places before, but i sure if have the money one day i would want to go and visit the seven great wonders. Chichen Itza looked like a pyramid to me with a house located right at the top, gives me a very wamring feeling somehow =3.I wish my house was like that! You know, i lvoe ancient stuffs =P haha~
2. Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue is located at the peak of the 700 metres at Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is said to be the tallest of its kind in the world. The materials which used to make the statue are reinforced concrete and soapstone.
Jesus Christ had suffered a lot for the people. I am not a Christian , to be honestly. And i honestly don’t need a god. I am not been religious about this but in this world, nothing is fair and i truly agreed. There are no such things as this world have no greed, have no sins or anything. We were the ones who made it out for who we wanted to become today. If i will to seek help from God whenever i am in trouble and begged his forgiveness at the end of the day when it is me along who had been creating all the troubles i got into and i got forgave for that, will i do it again since i am left with no sins everything i did one? Things just doesn’t always goes the way we wanted in life, we are just only trying to make it better and perfect. I respected God as what he is, but i will never believe he is the one who can help me in my life, i am the only one who can help myself. ^.^
The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally called the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. It is the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is also one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
This remind me of the pvping area called Colosseum inside those mmorpgs where we are testing and pvping with each and other. Oh yeah and also the movie called Hercules! Characters like Athena, and many more. Those Rome movies as well, Knights fighting with each other to prove themselves they are worth to be the greatest warrior. It looked really amzing in the night as shown in the picture above, isn’t it? =D
4. Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 6th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC. The most famous is the wall built by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. A little of it remains as it was much farther north than the current wall, which was built during the Ming Dynasty.
I read a bit of history about Great Wall as well, a lot of people were forced to work building up this Great wall and died as well. In my opinion, it can be good and bad. Good points is that they are able to shield attacks from their enemies from the Mongols invasion. Bad points will be the peoples have to suffered because of war and the building of the Great Wall. Without them, the Great Wall won’t exist until now. It is truly another wonder made the people who was forced to work and paid their lives for it.
5. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,400 meters above sea level.It is located on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. The river is a partially navigable headwater of the Amazon River. It is also referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Inca Empire.
This location reminded me of the Korean Drama called Legend, there a part when they shown a similar place like this as well. The peron who discovered this location with the others thought that the citadel was the traditional birthplace of the Inca of the “Virgins of the Suns”. It was really a mystery that the ruins can actually been found, they were been abandoned 100 years ago. The scenary up there is beautiful, one of my friend who visited there shown a few pictures to me as well. It was like Venice as well, a city which is flowing on the sea =D, wonderful!
Petra is an archaeological site in the Arabah, Ma’an Governorate, Jordan, lying on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah, it is the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It is famous for its rock-cut architecture. Petra is also considered one of the new wonders of the world.
Another place which i would like to visit as well will be Petra! Until now, no one can determine the beginning of the history of when Petra started, but then evidence claimed that this city was found late whereas a sanctuary might have already existed there in the ancient times. It continued to be a mystery. It remind me of Perfect World, the game there was an area where i needed to cross over to get to another land. I passed some places of these rocks and pillars, pretty mazing , isn’t it? There a threatre of Petra which holds tombs as well, the pciture shown above was actually the monstary of Petra. Beautiful!<3
7. Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum (an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person) located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture as ir is a style that combines elements from Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was calleed as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”
Masterpiece O.O! I love the way they people build this mausoleum. I can feel that Emperor Shah Jahan really loved Muntaz Mahal a lot, if not he woudln’t have build this in the memory of her, where can we find such love nowadays i wonder =O? I wished someone will build one pyramid for me as well =3 wahaha, in Singapore =O, is it ever possible? The structure amazed me as well in a way, it looked ancient, yes it is! And that’s why i like it =P wahahaha
Anyways in conclusion, the seven wonders olf the world really are wonderful, something that you don’t get to see everyday, but if i ahve a choice, i would like to stay inside th Great Pyramid of Giza forever =P, i wanna make it my home =P, wahaha Riika must be crazy wakakaka but it isn’t wrong to ahve a dream that never comes true right =3?