Seven Wonders Of The World

By Sarah

The Colosseum of Rome, The Catacombs of Alexandria,The Great Wall of China, Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, The Mosque of Saint Sophia at Constantinople (now Istanbul)
7 Wonders of the World
The Coliseum in Rome has over 80 entrances and can accommodate about 50,000 people. It is believed that over 500,000 people / animals lost their lives in the fights. it is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. The main cause of the damage was 2 major earthquakes.

The Catacombs are in very good shape today because they were covered for so many years and left undisturbed. The third level (the lowest) of the catacombs is under water. The Catacombs reach 100 feet down into the ground into solid rock.

Qin Shi Huang was the first to have large walls constructed. Qin is pronounced ‘chin' and is how the word China came to be. While the Great Wall of China was being built it was commonly referred to as ‘the longest cemetery on earth'. It is estimated that more than one million people died during construction. It is also the longest structure in the world built by man. Although, due to weather, there is a section of the Great Wall that may disappear in the next 20 years.

In 2008 evidence was uncovered that suggests Stonehenge may have been a burial site even before Stonehenge itself was built. . They used Sarsen stones that were about 18 feet tall. Stonehenge was built at least 300 years before the Egyptians built the pyramids. In fact, some people believe that Stonehenge is actually a giant clock that was used to tell time ages ago.

Nobody seems to be able to pinpoint the identity of who the actual original architect of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa really was. Inside the tower there are seven bells. Each bell represents one note of the musical major scale. Each bell is located on the eighth floor.

When The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing was built it stood 260 feet tall.

The tower is also known as Bao'ensi which means ‘Temple of Repaid Gratitude'. It was also one of the tallest buildings in China at the time it was built. It was 97 feet wide at the base. The top of the tower had a golden sphere. Some descriptions compared it to a pineapple.

Hagia Sophia began as a church, later becoming The Mosque Of Saint Sophia at Constantinople , and today serves as a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Sophia is the Greek word for wisdom. The full name of Hagia Sophia in Greek is ‘Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God'. Sadly, When the church was turned into a mosque they removed the alter, the bells, iconostasis, as well as the sacrificial vessels.