Thursday, November 13, 2008

Daily Did-You-Know 11/13/2008

Can you pick out the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World from the following list? It's harder than you think...

The Great Pyramid, Egypt (pic)
Aztec Temple in Tenochtitlan, Mexico (pic)
Colosseum, Rome (pic)
Great Wall of China, China (pic)
Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Modern-Day Iraq (pic)
Temple of Artemis, Turkey (pic)
Great Sphinx, Egypt (pic)
Statue of Zeus, Greece (pic)
Machu Picchu, Peru (pic)
Moai Statues of Easter Island, Chile (pic)
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey (pic)
Parthenon, Greece (pic)
Colossus of Rhodes, Greece (pic)
Stonehenge, England (pic)
Taj Mahal, India (pic)
Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt (pic)

Answers: (highlight to view)

  1. Great Pyramid
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  3. Temple of Artemis
  4. Statue of Zeus
  5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  6. Colossus of Rhodes
  7. Lighthouse of Alexandria

Once you've checked your answers, you can read the following. Did you already try to answer? you're not cheating by reading this? Okay. Carry on...

Since only one of the original Seven Wonders is still around, a Swiss company started an initiative in 2001 to name the New Seven Wonders of the World. After letting people all over the world vote, and after narrowing the list down to 21 finalists, this is the final list they came up with:

The Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, the Roman Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Brazil's Christ the Redeemer (pic), Jordan's Petra Monastary (pic), and Mexico's Chichen Itza (pic).

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