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  1. page The New Wonders edited Seven New Wonders by Amy Fletcher Related Links* Great Wall of China Petra Machu Picchu Taj…

    Seven New Wonders
    by Amy Fletcher
    Related Links* Great Wall of China
    Petra
    Machu Picchu
    Taj Mahal
    Colosseum
    Seven Modern Wonders
    Seven Wonders
    The original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a list that has no doubt long frustrated intrepid travelers. Six of the seven structures on the list haven't existed for centuries, and must be forever imagined, never seen. (And one of the seven, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, may never have existed at all, according to some historians.)
    Herodotus is believed to have started the original list, way back in the 5th century B.C., so its no surprise that the architectural marvels he praised were not around for modern man to admire. But as of 7/7/07 travelers should take note: a new list is out, one that's modern in both origin and scope, and each of the structures on it can be viewed in person.
    100 Million Votes
    The New Seven Wonders of the World was compiled by popular vote over a six year period by a nonprofit group headed by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber. In 1999 Weber began collecting suggestions from Internet users around the world. A list of over 200 nominations was narrowed down to 70, and then to 21, and finally to 7. The group reported more than 100 million votes, received via the Internet and cell phone messages, which, if true, makes this the largest poll ever conducted.
    Not everyone has welcomed the list with open arms. Egyptian officials were not pleased that the Pyramids of Giza, the only original wonder that still exists, had to compete in the contest. Eventually the organizers decided to remove it from the voting and make it an honorary choice (making it a list of eight). And the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) did not support the contest, pointing out that the results reflected only the opinions of the cyber voters.
    But for Warner and other organizers, the contest was a way to celebrate cultural diversity and history, and to encourage travel and communication. Half of the money raised during the contest will be used to fund the preservation and restoration of monuments around the world, including a giant Buddha statue destroyed by the Taliban in 2000 in Afghanistan.
    The new list:
    {http://i.infoplease.com/images/alm_bl_GreatWallChina.jpg} Great Wall of China
    The Great Wall of China
    This 4,160-mile wall was built to protect China from invading Huns, Mongols, and other tribes, and to unite fortifications into one defense system. Begun in the 7th century B.C., the barricade took hundreds of years to build, and ranks as the world's longest man-made structure-and is apparently the only one visible from space.
    {http://i.infoplease.com/images/petra.jpg} Great Wall of China
    Petra Jordan
    This ancient capital city was built around 9 B.C. during the reign of King Aretas IV and continued to flourish during the Roman Empire. It is now visible in its pink stone ruins and carved façade.
    {http://i.infoplease.com/images/christ-redeemer-statue.jpg} Christ Redeemer Statue
    Christ Redeemer Statue Brazil
    Standing 125 feet tall atop the Corcovado Mountain high above Rio, this statue took five years to build. Constructed in France by sculptor Paul Landowski, it was shipped to Brazil in pieces, and then carried up the mountain by train, where it was reassembled.
    {http://i.infoplease.com/images/alm_bl_MachuPicchu.jpg} Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu Peru
    This "city in the clouds" was built 8,000 feet above sea level in the 15th century by Incan emperor Pachacutec. Abandoned by the Incas, the city remained unknown until it was rediscovered by an explorer in 1911.
    {http://i.infoplease.com/images/pyramid-chichen-itza.jpg} Pyramid at Chichen Itza
    Pyramid at Chichen Itza Mexico
    The center of Mayan civilization in its day, Chichen Itza is still visible in several structures, including the pyramid of Kukulkan.
    {http://i.infoplease.com/images/alm_bl_Colosseum.jpg} Roman colosseum
    Roman colosseum Italy
    This giant, 50,000 seat amphitheater in the center of Rome was built over 2,000 years ago, and still influences the design of sports stadiums worldwide.
    {http://i.infoplease.com/images/tajmahal.jpg} Taj Mahal
    Taj Mahal India
    Built in 1630 by a grieving emperor, Shah Jahan, in honor of his dead wife, this white marble structure combines Indian, Persian, and Islamic style of architecture.

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Thursday, August 16

Monday, July 16

  1. page VoiceThread edited We have created a VoiceThread for The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World to capture the stories beh…
    We have created a VoiceThread for The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World to capture the stories behind the image of the Wonder that we researched.

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    Wiki WarmUp
    Welcome to Room 18 & Room 9's Collaborative Project for the New 7 Wonders of the World.
    Please click here to view and listen to the VoiceThread we created to capture the stories behind the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World
    In 2001 an initiative was started by a Swiss organization New Open World Corporation (NOWC) to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. Twenty-one finalists were announced on January 1, 2006. The results will be announced on 7 July 2007.
    Our project goal is to convince you to vote for a particular monument.
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  3. page VoiceThread edited VoiceThreads is a place to capture our voices. Ms H has We have created a ... to capture your …
    VoiceThreads is a place to capture our voices. Ms H hasWe have created a
    ...
    to capture yourthe stories behind
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    Wonder that youwe researched. Ms H has also created a VoiceThread for The New 7 Wonders of the World to capture your campaign to have your finalist included as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
    Details on how to sign into VoiceThreads and create your voicethread will be discussed in class.


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Friday, June 15

  1. page Petra edited ... Petra is called the city of rock. It's an ancient city of Arabia in what is now the South West…
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    Petra is called the city of rock. It's an ancient city of Arabia in what is now the South Western of Jordan. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock. It is described as red-rose city, half as old as time. Petra gets its nickname from Israel.
    The hidden wonder was revealed to the western part of the world by Johann Ludwing Burckhardt in 1812. Statues were carved into the rock to show respect for the gods and goddesses.
    Petra has staredstarred in the
    Tourism
    Tourism In December 2006 59,000 people visited this amazing site.
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    Petra is one of the only cities made of rock left. Petra survived world war 1 and 2. These amazing sculptures were carved into the rock by hand. Petra is one of a kind, if you ever get to visit Petra you will never forget the experience. You will
    never see anything else like it in your life time.
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    picture from:
    www.wikipeidea.com
    www.wikipeidea.com
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    How to Vote
    http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=315&L=0 {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/49/Jordan-Petra.jpg/180px-Jordan-Petra.jpg}
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  2. page Hagia Sophia edited ... I think you should vote for the Hagia Sophia because.... It's been made two times so its like…
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    I think you should vote for the Hagia Sophia because....
    It's been made two times so its likely to last. It `is also a beautiful church and is very well known. Its also a very nice place to visit and it's a memorial church to remember the people that died in the riot.
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    go to:
    www.new7wonders.com
    www.new7wonders.com
    Location
    The Hagia Sophia is in Turkey.
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