Which Are The Wonders Of The World

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Great Pyramid of Giza

The wonders of the world are what make humans fall in love with humanity and want to share their joy with others. They are the things that evoke such a deep feeling within us that we remain silent and simply look up at these wonderous structures, marveling in the power of humans to create them. These places aren’t only considered good, but they tell stories of a time when people cared about each other and shared their culture with each others through craftsmanship and technology. The seven wonders of the world have inspired other great works of art and have caused tourists from around the world to flock to them. They are so famous that almost everyone knows what they are and even many cities, towns and villages in which they reside.

The Wonders Of The World

Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a monument that was created to be one of the greatest sources or wonder on Earth. It was built by skilled laborers who were highly educated in their fields. They were capable of mathematical and geometric computations, geography, astronomy and zoology. They could read and write fluently in their native tongue as well as in the language of the rulers at that time. This speaks volumes about how great the technology was at that time.

The Great Pyramid was built as a tomb for king Khufu; however it was not just any old tomb. The enormous pyramid took approximately 20 years to build with over 30,000 laborers working at a time when Egypt’s population was only 2 million. The entire pyramid is covered with a series of stone panels which are made from limestone and granite. These stones were cut in blocks that were smooth and all came together to make a harmonious whole. The angles at which the pieces of stone are cut into rows and columns makes the pyramids look like a white star or an Egyptian hieroglyphic.

The pyramid measures 481 feet long on each side, 654 feet high on each side and 1056 feet long along the base which is more than half a mile around. It is the largest and most accurately aligned structure in the world. It rises in an angle of about 51 degrees to its original height of 479 feet. The weight of the pyramid itself is estimated to be about 6 million tons. There have been many attempts to account for this enormous amount of dead weight, but so far not one has seemed plausible enough to fully explain the massive size and magnitude of the pyramid’s mass. Some have said that the Egyptians built the pyramid with nothing but giant stones, while others argue that they used a type of cement to hold the stones together.

The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

The Grand Canyon is an approximately 277 mile long and almost a mile deep gorge in northern Arizona in the United States. It lies along the Colorado River and extends from Yuma, Arizona to Lees Ferry, Arizona. The canyon itself is about 18 miles wide at its widest and about 1 mile deep at its deepest. The canyon is carved out of the Colorado Plateau, a vast area of high desert that sits between the larger Rocky Mountain and Appalachian mountain ranges in western North America. The Grand Canyon is open to visitors, but is an extremely dangerous place because of its steep terrain and many environmentally sensitive habitats.

The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River over hundreds of thousands of years. The river cuts into the Earth at a rate of about 1 foot every 100 years which has resulted in its breathtaking size and depth. The Colorado River was born of the Rocky Mountains, so it is only fitting that its canyon be amongst the most spectacular landscape in the world. The walls that the river carves act to channel the water in a very controlled manner, making it possible for humans to navigate through and even build a series of dams along its path for hydroelectric power as well as providing drinking water for many people.

The name Grand Canyon derives from an older spelling of ‘Gran Cañón’, found on a Spanish map from 1718. The Spanish explorers named it such because they thought the canyon was so deep they thought they had come upon the mouth of the ‘Gran Can’o River. In 1806, Lt. George Livingstone of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Lieutenant Jose Maria Albino Perez, under the command of General Andrés Pico, jointly traveled down the Colorado River and located an appropriate spot to establish a military post at its mouth. This location became known as Yuma Crossing. This location became the start of a trail that would be used to bring supplies and trade goods from the Mississippi River to California. The trail was used to supply the new settlements along the Colorado River as well as other areas throughout Arizona and California.

The Akkadian Empire

The Akkadian Empire or The Empire of Akkad is one of the first known empires where written records were kept on clay tablets, sometimes accompanied by cuneiform script. It was founded by Sargon the Great around 2300 BC and lasted some 800 years. Occasionally, there are references to the Akkadian Empire being an empire at one point in history or another, but over time it evolved into a number of different dynasties that eventually became known as the Assyrian Empire.

The Sumerian King List is an ancient text which lists kings that have ruled ancient Sumer between 2,400 and 2,100 BC. There are some difficulties with the Sumerian King List, as there are many inaccuracies in the original list. However, it remains an important and intact piece of ancient history that is used for the study of the political, social and religious institutions of ancient Sumer.

Uruk

Uruk is an ancient city in southern Mesopotamia located on the Euphrates River about 35 miles north-west of present day Baghdad. It was one of the earliest cities to develop a large urban scale. The city was one of the first to develop a shift into agrarian based urbanization. The city flourished during the Ubaid period of Sumerian culture and history, which lasted some 200 years. Uruk was also a major trading center in the region during this time period.

The Tower of Babel is a legendary structure believed to have been built by humans to reach heaven. It is believed that it was built around 2500 BC, during the end of the Sumerian civilization. It rises in height to a massive height of 1,063 feet above the city of Babylon. This tower is also known as various names including The Tower of Heaven, The Tower of Uruk and The Tower of Babel.

The Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle at Delphi is the legendary shrine located in Greece that has been used by humankind for thousands of years. The Oracle of Delphi is considered to be one of the most important shrines in all of Greece, sacred to both the Greeks and the Romans. It was also believed to be built by humans, but there is no definitive proof as to its origins.

The Acropolis in Athens is a complex containing a large number of ancient buildings and monuments that were thought to have been built during ancient Greek times. There are many early historical records that suggest that the Acropolis was built by Greek colonists and used as a citadel. The Acropolis has a large population of tourists who visit it to see one of the most famous landmarks in Greece.

The Temple of Artemis

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is an ancient Greek city in western Turkey. Dating back to the 7th century BC, it was one of the main cultural centers of Asia Minor or Turkey in antiquity. It had a great influence throughout the rest of the ancient world.

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was an ancient Greek tomb, located in modern-day Bodrum in Turkey. It was built during the reign of King Mausolus, who reigned for about twelve years from 356 to 353 BC. It was destroyed by an earthquake sometime during the 13th century and rebuilt around 350 BC.

The Temple of Asclepius

The Temple of Asclepius in Epidaurus is an ancient Greek temple built at the end of the 7th century BC. The city of Epidaurus was settled by Greeks from Argos after it had been conquered by the Corinthians in 686 BC. It was believed that Asclepius was born there and later became a god who was dedicated to healing. The temple supported several shrines, one of which contained a sacred spring for bathing in order to receive any health benefits which could be gained from it.

The Temple of Zeus

The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was an ancient Greek complex located in the city of Olympia. It was built for the worship of Zeus and had a large population of tourists who visited it throughout the year. It was the location for numerous athletic games including sports such as wrestling, boxing, chariot racing and horse racing. The temple was destroyed by an earthquake in the 3rd century BC which did not affect most other surrounding buildings.

The Temple of Athena Nike

The Temple of Athena Nike is a Greek temple located in Athens, Greece. The temple was dedicated to Athena or the Greek goddess of victory, and was built by Pericles in the 5th century BC. The temple has been regarded as one of the most important buildings in ancient Greece. It is still used today and has been a landmark for Athens for many years.

Anthony

Anthony, passionate blogger and aspiring author, is a freelance writer with a background in Marketing and Communications. As a traveler and explorer of the world, Anthony's favorite stories take him to places like Ireland, Tanzania, Thailand. He blogs about his travels as well as other topics that interest him.

Anthony strives to make a positive impact on society through storytelling and hopes that his work will help people connect with one another more easily through empathy.

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