History UsefulNotes / SevenWondersOfTheWorld

2nd Aug '17 4:20:07 PM Random888
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* BrieferThanTheyThink: All Seven Wonders existed simultaneously for less than sixty years. And that's only if you [[TheseusShipParadox count the reconstructed post-Herostratus version of the Temple of Artemis]]. If not, the Seven Wonders wouldn't exist simultaneously ''at all''.

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* BrieferThanTheyThink: All Seven Wonders existed simultaneously for less than sixty years. [[TheseusShipParadox And that's only if you [[TheseusShipParadox count the reconstructed post-Herostratus version of the Temple of Artemis]]. Artemis.]] If not, the Seven Wonders wouldn't exist simultaneously ''at all''.
2nd Aug '17 4:18:12 PM Random888
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* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (destroyed in 356 BC by arson by the Greek Herostratus, who did it solely to get his name into the history books)

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* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (destroyed in 356 BC by arson by the Greek Herostratus, who did it solely to get his name into the history books)books; a reconstructed version was destroyed by Goths by 268 AD)
2nd Aug '17 4:14:40 PM Random888
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* BrieferThanTheyThink: All Seven Wonders existed simultaneously for less than sixty years. And that's only if you count the reconstructed post-Herostratus version of the Temple of Artemis, without which they wouldn't exist simultaneously ''at all''.

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* BrieferThanTheyThink: All Seven Wonders existed simultaneously for less than sixty years. And that's only if you [[TheseusShipParadox count the reconstructed post-Herostratus version of the Temple of Artemis, without which they Artemis]]. If not, the Seven Wonders wouldn't exist simultaneously ''at all''.
2nd Aug '17 4:09:51 PM Random888
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* BrieferThanTheyThink: All Seven Wonders existed simultaneously for less than sixty years. And that's only if you count the reconstructed post-Herostratus version of the Temple of Artemis, without which they wouldn't exist simultaneously ''at all''.
8th Jul '17 10:07:23 AM nombretomado
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There are many other examples. Making up Lists of Seven Wonders of (whatever) with real or fictional items, is popular in itself. Many groups and organizations have formed lists of Seven Wonders of the Medieval/Modern/Natural world, though none of them are held as "official" the way the list of Wonders of the Ancient World is. TheOtherWiki has a compilation of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_Modern_World various famous lists of wonders]].

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There are many other examples. Making up Lists of Seven Wonders of (whatever) with real or fictional items, is popular in itself. Many groups and organizations have formed lists of Seven Wonders of the Medieval/Modern/Natural world, though none of them are held as "official" the way the list of Wonders of the Ancient World is. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a compilation of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_Modern_World various famous lists of wonders]].
2nd Jun '17 11:34:53 AM Sharlee
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* EiffelTowerEffect: Some of the Wonders of the World, particularly the Great Pyramids (the only surviving one) are often used as part of an EstablishingShot to let audience know where (and, for the no-longer extant ones, ''when'') the story is taking place.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: Some of the Wonders of the World, particularly the Great Pyramids (the only surviving one) are often used as part of an EstablishingShot to let audience know where (and, for the no-longer extant no-longer-extant ones, ''when'') the story is taking place.
2nd Jun '17 11:34:34 AM Sharlee
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* EiffelTowerEffect: Some of the Wonders of the World, particularly the Great Pyramids (the only surviving one) are often used as part of an EstablishingShot to let audience know where the story is taking place.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: Some of the Wonders of the World, particularly the Great Pyramids (the only surviving one) are often used as part of an EstablishingShot to let audience know where (and, for the no-longer extant ones, ''when'') the story is taking place.
8th Dec '16 9:44:03 PM N1KF
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'''The Seven Wonders of the World''' are lists of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the seven most amazing things on Earth]] -- as in, things mankind has created that are considered examples of our greatest feats. Can be considered as RealLife listings of humanity’s [[CrowningMoment Crowning Moments]]. Many of the Wonders have become iconic images across the World today and so show up often in fiction as well; they are often destroyed, animated or stolen. Some can even be considered to be TropeMakers on their own.

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'''The Seven Wonders of the World''' are lists of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the seven most amazing things on Earth]] -- as in, things mankind has created that are considered examples of our greatest feats. Can be considered as RealLife listings of humanity’s [[CrowningMoment Crowning Moments]].{{Crowning Moment}}s. Many of the Wonders have become iconic images across the World today and so show up often in fiction as well; they are often destroyed, animated or stolen. Some can even be considered to be TropeMakers on their own.
1st Dec '15 1:46:39 PM Smeagol17
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The first lists are now referred to as the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World one, compiled by Creator/{{Herodotus}} (484 – ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria. The original term was actually Seven Sights of the World. No copy of either of their writings on these lists have survived, but they were referenced by many other figures in the Middle Ages, allowing us to know to this day the monuments that figured on the lists. They listed the following:

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The first lists are now referred to as the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World one, World, compiled by Creator/{{Herodotus}} (484 – ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria. The original term was actually Seven Sights of the World. No copy of either of their writings on these lists have survived, but they were referenced by many other figures in the Middle Ages, allowing us to know to this day the monuments that figured on the lists. They listed the following:
29th Jul '15 12:44:12 PM Silvereye
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* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (removed to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire c. 400 AD)

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* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (removed to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire c. 400 AD)AD 400)



* The Colossus of Rhodes (destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC, the ruined statue was later melted down and sold for scrap in 653 AD)

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* The Colossus of Rhodes (destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC, the ruined statue was later melted down and sold for scrap in 653 AD)AD 653)
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