Friday, July 6, 2007

New Seven Wonders of the World

New Seven Wonders of the World.

To get wonder-struck is every body’s wish; mother-nature has bestowed us with so many wonders like the earth, sky, ocean, sun, moon, stars etc. Every-day sights loots the thrill and people flock to see new ones, those who live on sea-shore go to the mountains to get the thrill, whereas those living in mountain ranges go to the ocean to get wonder-struck! Man in his long history has played god by creating wonders of his own which can be classified in to those belonging to the Ancient ages, Middle Ages and those of the Modern times.

Wonders of the Ancient Ages.

  • The Pyramids,
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • The Hanging Garden of Babylon.
  • Statue of Zeus.
  • Temple of Artimis at Ephesus.
  • Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus.
  • Light House of Alexandria.

Wonders of the middle Ages.

  • Coliseum of Rome.
  • Catacombs of Alexandria.
  • Great Wall of China.
  • Stone Hedge.
  • Porcelain Tower.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Hagia Sophia.

Wonders of the modern times.

There are about 21 options for the selection as the Seven Wonders of the World of the modern times. All having their own unique features, our site is of the view that the following criteria should definitely taken in to account when the ranking is made. The criteria we think just are given in its order of priority.

  1. Age (how old it is),
  1. History (what role it has played in history),
  1. Preservation (whether it exists today),
  1. Magnificence (how wonderful it is).

Number one is The Pyramid of Giza and there is no contenders for that place the other ones are given below.

1 Acropolis of Athens

2 Angkor Wat of Combodia.

3 Kiyomitzu Temple, Kyoto Japan.

4 Opera House of Sydney, Australia.

5 Eiffel Tower Paris, France.

6 Statue of Christ the redeemer Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

7 Machu Picchu Peru.

8 Petra Jordan.

9 Pyramid at Chichen Itza.

10 Statue of Liberty, New York, America.

11 Coliseum of Rome, Italy.

12 Alhambra, Granada, Spain.

13 Timbuktu, Mali.

14 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

15 Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey.

16 Stone Hedge, Amesbury United Kingdom.

17 Statues of Easter Islands.

18 Great Wall of China.

19 Neuschwanstein Castle Germany.

Why vote for the Taj?

Age. As per the first parameter Age (older the structure gains an ancestral status and a new structure of the same shape stands no match to the old), Taj sufficiently aged (built in 1632 – 1648) as a structure of the early seventeenth century structure.

History. Taj was built as a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal wife of Emperor Shah Jehan belonging to the Mughal Empire king Shah Jehan hence Taj has the status of the monument dedicated to eternal love. To add to the woes of the king he got imprisoned by his own son Aurangazeb and had to spend the rest of his life in the nearby prison. There was one favor done to the king he could see Taj from his place of arrest.

Preservation. Taj was lucky enough to be preserved in good shape where as almost many of the other structures were got destroyed more than one times and had to be rebuilt thereby losing its originality.

Magnificence. The Taj was built by the strenuous work of 20,000 skilled workers brought from all parts of the world and they all had to take 16 long years to complete the work. The precision of the works involved was that much and it all reflected in each square inch of the structure. During nights the sight of Taj standing bathed in the moonlight is something never could be seen anywhere else in the world. Yes we vote for the Taj!


Anonymous said...

Taj does need to be considered among seven wonders.

Ist really good piece of work..


"A thing of beauty to give joy forever"

mosta said...

what about mount rushmore?