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priyarock
10-08-2003, 11:59 PM
I understand that most of geetham folks would have known about the seven wonders of the world. I believe that this information will be interesting to know about the seven wonders of the ancient world.


The Seven Wonders of the ancient World

http://img.infoplease.com/images/egyptpyramids.gif

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

vasan
10-09-2003, 12:04 AM
Hey PriyaRock,

are you sure this is correct? I know the Pyramids and hanging gardens are among the seven wonders ancient world. But I thought the Tajmahal and the Great wall of China are also among the seven...

mm.. where did you find this info? could you please check on that... ?

good post..

ps: I like the eighth wonder the best !! :)

priyarock
10-09-2003, 12:06 AM
hehehehe...yea you are right ! these are seven wonders of the ancient world..

athu yenna eighth wonder ??? :think: :think: :think:

arumugam57
10-09-2003, 12:08 AM
Nice. But where is the pictures of other 7 wonders?

priyarock
10-09-2003, 12:09 AM
If i get them. I will surely post it in geetham.. :D

vasan
10-09-2003, 12:14 AM
hehehehe...yea you are right ! these are seven wonders of the ancient world..

athu yenna eighth wonder ??? :think: :think: :think:


Yenna Priyarock, ippadi kettuteenga? Jeans padam parthadhu undaa? Kaviperaarasu Vairamuthu avargal paadal varigal nyabgam illaiya?

50 kg tajmahal? mm.. innum puriyavillai yendral padam venna onnu post pannalam.. :)

ps: why do I end up drool at all these people? wheew... :) what can I say, they are ones who are pretty... its not my fault !!

arumugam57
10-09-2003, 12:16 AM
[highlight=yellow:4e6ee48239]THIS IS 8-th WONDER[/highlight:4e6ee48239]
http://www.geetham.net/wallpapers/albums/userpics/aishwarya/Aishwarya002.jpg

priyarock
10-09-2003, 12:16 AM
OHHHHHHHHH !! ok ok ok aish pathi pesuringala!!! ... :lol: :lol: :lol:

arumugam57
10-09-2003, 12:17 AM
Before jolling at this Ais..please note her date of birth is Nov 1 , 1973.
So she is a half aunty now.
Be care full.
Cheers.

vasan
10-09-2003, 12:19 AM
aru.. mundhikiteenga..

anyway, naanum oru photo asaikkaga.. :)

Ladies and gentleman, the eigth wonder of the modern world (or world where time has stopped.. ) , please say hello the one and only :)

http://www.geetham.net/wallpapers/albums/userpics/aishwarya/thumb_Aishwarya001.jpg

sri_gan
10-09-2003, 12:19 AM
Before jolling at this Ais..please note her date of birth is Nov 1 , 1973.
So she is a half aunty now.
Be care full.
Cheers.

:fight: Arumugam Poda uyya. :fight:

The one and only always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always sweet is Aishwarya.

arumugam57
10-09-2003, 12:21 AM
sorry I forgot to give details of 8 th wonder. Ithoo take it.
Name : Aiswarya Rai
Date of birth : November 1, 1973
Age : 24


Achive : Miss World 94'

Culture: India
Height : 5 ' 7 "

Family : Mother name Brindya, Brother name Aditya , Boy Friends : 6 Fce and Madhu

Address :- Aishwarya Rai
402 Ramlaxmi Niwas
16th Road ( Near Khar Gym)
Mumbai 400054, INDI

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Then don't love her and don't be mad at her. Because if you do so finally you have to die by taking lot of drinks in the Guju Guju train.

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vasan
10-09-2003, 12:21 AM
Before jolling at this Ais..please note her date of birth is Nov 1 , 1973.
So she is a half aunty now.
Be care full.
Cheers.

so, since when does age really matter... does the moon look dull because it has been there since forever? does the tajmahal look less pretty because of age.. :)

and '73 could be an aunty for some.. but perfect for others... hee. hee..

vasan
10-09-2003, 12:47 AM
sorry I forgot to give details of 8 th wonder. Ithoo take it.
Name : Aiswarya Rai
Date of birth : November 1, 1973
Age : 24


Achive : Miss World 94'



Arumugam swamy...

idhu yenna kanakku? birthday nov 1, 1973 appadinna innum 20 natkallil aishwarya will be 30. So how do you come up with Age : 24?

yenna, Aish padam paarthu mayangeetingala? Thappu thappa kanakku podureenga?

I still agree with you though. She is 24 and will remain so for another 20 more years :) Oh, Aishwarya !

:)

priyarock
10-09-2003, 12:49 AM
PODUM PODUM ! vasan ! FORUM NANAIYUTHU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

sri_gan
10-09-2003, 12:49 AM
Yaarvathu aisha aunty athu ithu nu sonnenga... ...:fight:

Tajmahal, moon ithelam vida rombe precious vanthu aish.

priyarock
10-09-2003, 12:52 AM
Hanging gardens of babylon

http://wonderclub.com/WorldWonders/images/Gardens.jpg

The statue of zeus at olmpiya

http://www.ancientroute.com/Monument/7wonders/01397.jpg

The temple of Artemis

http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/Gallery/artemis_color.jpg

The mausoleum of Halicarnassus
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/Gallery/mausoleum_color.jpg

The Colossus of Rhodes
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/Gallery/colossus_color.jpg


The Light house of alexandria
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/Gallery/pharos_color.jpg

vasan
10-09-2003, 12:57 AM
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/

inge poi paarunga.. innum details irruku.. neeraiya padumum irrukku...

ps: ippo thaan overah vaaliyama, olunga oru post. mm :)

priyarock
10-09-2003, 01:07 AM
YEA...!! I posted the pictures from that link only...so it will be easy for geetham folks to look at the picture in the forum itself rather than searching the outer link...

cheers

sri_gan
10-09-2003, 01:30 AM
Super pictures and super website. I was playing these in Age of Mythology...

Amazing... wonders and Amazing ancient times.

aburvaraagam
10-09-2003, 08:02 PM
good info priyarock

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arumugam57
10-09-2003, 08:40 PM
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saraku
10-09-2003, 10:45 PM
YEA...!! I posted the pictures from that link only...so it will be easy for geetham folks to look at the picture in the forum itself rather than searching the outer link...

cheers

Nice thinking and i welcome it ... but it will also be nice if you can ALSO give the original link from where you got these pics, along with providing them, it will be useful in case someone is interested in knowiing more about them. ... just a suggestion.

priyarock
10-09-2003, 11:52 PM
sure SARAKKU,,..i will post the direct links also next time..

shalu462000
10-26-2003, 04:22 AM
it's very nice work, but u should add there photes too, if u did that it will fabilas. :think: :think:

bel
01-15-2004, 02:15 AM
yes, those are right. they were the wonders of ancient world. taj mahal and greatwall werent there those days..

cselva
01-21-2004, 06:24 PM
priyarock thanx for seven wonders info &the pictures it really great .most high light is 8th wonder thanx for the info &pic arumugam57

sundaraveena
01-28-2004, 07:05 AM
One may vote for the modern wonders at

www.new7wonders.com