1. nuclearguy165

    One-hit Wonders

    What this means, in informal/amateuristic terminology, is a military commander who has one particularly good accomplishment/victory to their name, but who was almost either unheard of or rather undistinguished (or worse) outside of that. List some of them, their "accomplishments" and what you...
  2. larkin

    Super Wonders of the World

    Well, there's the Chunnel under the English Channel connecting the UK with France.. There is already a tunnel bridge complex that connects Denmark with Sweden and I am sure many of you have heard of the Chinese project to build a much larger canal in Nicaragua. Maybe even a bridge across the...
  3. Gaius Lucius Antonius

    The Seven Wonders of The Ancient World... Two questions

    So, I love Ancient Cultures. Loving history as I do, I can't resist looking back at what people thousands of years ago did. Anyways this is about The Seven Wonders of The Ancient World, and I would like two questions answered by the community. 1. What's your favorite? 2. Which one do you wish...
  4. HistoryFreak1912

    Could the other 'Wonders of the Ancient World' be rebuilt?

    OK, so from what I understand, the Great Pyramids are the last of the 'Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World', and we bemoan the loss of the other six. My thought: 'can't we just rebuild them?' Now, I understand that they won't be the original, but still, imagine the tourism to the exact...
  5. I

    Why Are There No Drawings of the 7 Wonders of the World?

    There are writings, in some cases many writings, from the time or before, of the wonders of the world. But, there are no drawings of them. Why is that? Obviously people could draw and these drawings would have been preserved by whatever method writings were preserved.
  6. PreColonialAfricaFTW

    7 greatest wonders of africa?

    Per country, fyi, I'll start, this is mostly opinion based though. Somalia: -Mogadishu waterfront -13th century Arba Rucun mosque(great example of somali architecture) -Taleex castle(somalia had quite the castle building tradition in the 18th and 19th century, although fortifications and...
  7. Ancientgeezer

    The Seven Wonders of the World

    A recent survey by a British travel firm showed that only 6% of respondents could name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 61% could name one, the Great Pyramid at Giza, but 12% could name none at all. (Come on, be honest, can you really name them all yourself without looking them up?)...
  8. General Winter

    Seven Wonders of your country.

    Name seven Wonders,seven symbols of your country - buildings,monuments,personnes,etc. Here are seven symbols of the USSR,the country where I was born,I choose the following: 1. Every mariner knows the omen - "a woman is on board the ship - a trouble is on board the ship".Mariners of...
  9. tjadams

    Google World Wonders Brings Sites Online

    Google's World Wonders Project Brings Ancient, Modern Sites Online By John P. Mello Jr.|PCWorld|May 31, 2012|8:01 AM Google's World Wonders Project Brings Ancient, Modern Sites Online | PCWorld
  10. cachibatches

    The Seven Wonders of India!

    Wow. Just wow. The most incredible thing is that there were 222 candidates, ranging from the extremely ancient at Dholavira to the realtively modern. First Wonder of India: Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan - YouTube Second Wonder of India: Nalanda University, Bihar - YouTube Third Wonder of...
  11. Qymaen

    Greatest of the Lost Six Wonders of the World

    Most scholars believe that their are/once were "Seven Ancient Wonders of the World". All, but one of those wonders, the Great Pyramid of Giza, have been lost to the 'sands of time'. Which of the the "Lost Six" do you believe to be the greatest, grandest, and the best? Hanging Gardens of...
  12. Isoroku295

    Most Impression One Shot Wonders

    Who are the most impressive one shot wonders to you? And what allowed them to pull it off? I'm talking about people like Alexander and Patton, both of who did what can be considered one long act (Patton only fought one War), then died (or for some people, simply vanished from the public...
  13. Mohammed the Persian

    7 Wonders of the Ancient World: How do we know they really existed?

    I mean, besides the only survivor (Go Egypt! :nuts:) , which is the Pyramids, how do we know that such places like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Lighthouse of Alexandria were not simply over-exaggerated and false ? In other words, gimme proof that they were real.
  14. Toltec

    Finding The 13 Wonders of Britain

    In 829 the monk Nennius compiled a list of the Wonders found around Britain, here are 13 of them. The question is what these wonders are, can they be matched to modern places and are they still visible today? 1 – Loch Lumonoy “The first wonder is lake Lumonoy. In it are sixty...
  15. leakbrewergator

    Man Made Wonders Lost To History

    Sorry for the corny title, but I really couldn't think of anything else.:o Basically what man made structures do we have accounts and paintings of, but no contemporary photos? I'll start with my favorite, Azuchi Castle. Oda Nobunaga had Azuchi Castle built at the height of his power...
  16. pinguin

    Precolumbian wonders

    Appartment buildings:
  17. larkin

    7 Wonders of the Millennium

    I remember those dusty old history books from grade school where they go over the 7 wonders of the ancient world like the Pyramids and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon...did they even exist? and then the modern world like the Empire State building, the world's tallest building, not no more.... I...
  18. Alex III

    Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

    What are your thoughts on them? Agree? Disagree? Any notable exceptions? I think the seven wonders system is a little out-dated to be honest, and some people take them a little too seriously.. but anyway here the seven: Lighthouse at Alexandria Colossus of Rhodes Temple of Artemis at...
  19. Vir0n

    New 7 Wonders of the World

    Of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, only the pyramids of Giza remain standing. A new campaign is underway to determine the new 7 wonders of th world by public vote. You can see the choices HERE. How would everyone vote?
  20. old_abe

    Today's wonders of the world

    What are some of today's wonders of the world? Much like the ancient wonders of the world, they would probably be large structures. And for the sake of this discussion, let's exclude the pyramids from the list because they are on the ancient list. In no particular order 1. Great Wall of China...