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    SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

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    SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

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    SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

    GRET PYRAMID OF GIZA2584-2561 BC

    HANGING GARDEN OF BABYLON

    Around 600 BC

    STATUE OF ZUES AT OLYMPIA

    435 BC

    TEMPLE OF ARTMIS AT EPHESUS

    c. 550 BC

    MAUSOLUM OF MAUSSOLLOS AT HALICARNASSUS

    351 BC

    LIGHTHOUSE AT ALEXANDRIA

    c. 280 BC

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    On July 7, 2007, seven sites were designated 'new'wonders of the world by the New7Wonders, a

    nonprofit organization that conducted the selection

    process done through Internet voting. The Agence

    France-Presse (AFP) reported from Lisbon, Portugal

    that the announcement of the 7 'new' wonders of the

    world was made during a celebrity-studded ceremony

    held at Lisbon's Stadium of Light on July 7, 2007

    "which was broadcast in more than 170 countries to

    an estimated 1.6 billion viewers."

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    SEVEN NEW WONDERS OF THE WORLD

    GRET WALL OF CHINA

    COLOSSEUM IN ROME

    TAJ MAHAL IN INDIA

    THE RUINS OF PETRA IN JORDAN

    THE STATUE OF CHRIST THE REDEEMER IN RIO DE JANEIRO

    THE STATUE OF CHRIST THE REDEEMER IN RIO DE JANEIRO

    THE ANCIENT MAYAN CITY OF CHICHEN ITZA IN MEXICO.

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    NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

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    Even the selection, and eventual designation, of World

    Heritage Sites by the UNESCO goes through a rigidprocess of evaluation based on thorough historical,

    scientific, and cultural studies. The UNESCO has outlined

    10 criteria in the selection of World Heritage Sites in its

    website

    http://whc.unesco.org/en/criteria/. According to

    the UNESCO: "To be included on the World Heritage List,

    sites must be of outstanding universal value and meet at

    least one out of ten selection criteria, which are as follows:

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    1) to represent a masterpiece of human creative genius;

    2) to exhibit an important interchange of human values,over a span of time or within a cultural area of the

    world, on developments in architecture or technology,

    monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design;

    3) to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a

    cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or

    which has disappeared;

    4) to be an outstanding example of a type of building,

    architectural or technological ensemble or landscape

    which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human

    history;

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    settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of

    a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the

    environment especially when it has become vulnerable

    under the impact of irreversible change;

    6) to be directly or tangibly associated with events or

    living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic

    and literary works of outstanding universal

    significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion

    should preferably be used in conjunction with other

    criteria);

    7) to contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of

    exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance;

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    8) to be outstanding examples representing major

    stages of earth's history, including the record of life,

    significant on-going geological processes in thedevelopment of landforms, or significant geomorphic

    or physiographic features;

    9) to be outstanding examples representing significant

    on-going ecological and biological processes in the

    evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water,

    coastal and marine ecosystems and communities ofplants and animals;

    10) to contain the most important and significant

    natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological

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    A group of students were asked to list what they

    thought were the present 'Seven Wonders of the

    World.' The following received the most votes

    and were made into an inspirational PowerPoint

    presentation:1. TO HEAR

    2.TO TOUCH

    3.TO SEE

    4.TO TASTE

    5.TO FEEL

    6.TO LAUGH

    7.TO LOVE

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    THE MOST PRECIOUS THING IN

    LIFE CAN NOT BE BUILT

    BY HANDS OR BOUGHT BY MAN

    DONT BE TOO BUSY TO PASS

    THESE ALONE