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Hanging Gardens Of Babylon Discovered 300 Miles Away In Nineveh
2013-05-06 14:09:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Hanging Gardens of Babylon have long been regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although not without controversy. It seems that the Gardens have also been regarded as purely legendary, with no evidence that this ancient site ever existed in Babylon. For centuries, historians, archaeologists and others have imagined what the Hanging Gardens may have looked like and several artists, most notably Dutch artist...

2011-03-29 10:55:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online travel agency vayama.com is offering discounted international airfares to the seven new wonders of the world from $218 total. This is part of vayama's Wonders of the World contest, available through the vayama deals page (http://www.vayama.com/travel-deals/). Travelers can submit their favourite wonder of the world and win up to $777 per person for a pair of airline vouchers to their desired wonder of the world. Of the original...

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2007-01-17 08:52:32

PETRA, Jordan -- Jordan's ancient city Petra was officially declared a candidate Tuesday in the contest to name the new seven wonders of the world at a ceremony amid its rose-colored stone buildings. Contest founder Bernard Weber presented Jordan's Queen Rania with Petra's official candidacy at the event that included a presentation on the way the city's first inhabitants lived. The New 7 Wonders of the World contest was launched in 2001 by Weber's Geneva-based NewOpenWorld Foundation, which...


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