Speech on the New 7 Thesis

Excerpt from Thesis :

" (Fletcher in Gogeometry Website, 2008). The trail to Machu Picchu is known as one of the best trekking sites in the world, particularly for its landscapes that showcase the remnants of its historic past as well as its diverse ecology (ibid).

Mexico's Chichen Itza also showcases its nation's rich, historical past in the same way the Machu Picchu does. Chichen Itza, roughly translated as "at the mouth of the well of the Itza," is considered as a political, commercial, and religious center of the ancient Mayan tribe in Mexico. In this city, one can locate the Temple of Kulkulan (Feathered Serpent), the Observatory, an astronomical observatory, and Temple of the Warriors and the Sacred Cenote (Well of Sacrifice). These structures have religious and scientific significance for the Mayan culture (ibid.).

Not too far from Mexico, we can find Brazil's huge Christ Redeemer structure. "Christ the Redeemer is a large Art Deco-style statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 38 m (125 feet) tall and is located at the peak of the 710-m (2330-feet) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city. The statue has become an icon of the city, its open arms seen by many as a testament to the warmth of the Brazilian people" (ibid).

Moving farther away brings us to Europe, where we can find the Colosseum in Rome. This structure goes as far back as 80 AD for its inauguration. The designs of our modern stadiums are largely indebted to and influenced by this ancient Colosseum. During the pre-modern times, gladiators dueled to death and Christians were fed to the lions in this place (ibid.).

Perhaps what we can greatly see is that these different man-made structures evoke different themes. These themes may be rooted from the reasons they were constructed or their mere functionality.

To summarize, we began our discussion with the establishment of the importance of the Seven Wonders of the World. We said that these constructions not only capture the interest of our naked eyes but also it has served some form of societal representation functions. Our discussion then moved to the introduction of these Seven Wonders of the World segmented by their geographical categories. We began in Asia where Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, and the Petra can be found. Then we moved to South American where ancients cities of Machu Picchu and Chichen Itza can be located as well the gigantic Giant Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In conclusion, it can be noted that these man-made constructions that have undeniably withstood the test of time not only showcase the greatness of man's dexterity but also and more importantly let me stress, these constructions have the capacity to showcase the society's rich socio-cultural heritage - they narrate vivid experiences of what has happened before, and to some extent, we can infer and describe the kind of society to which these structures revolve around.

References

Garrison, L. (n.d.). Petra - Lost City in Jordan and One of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Retrieved at http://cruises.about.com/od/southwestasiacruises/ig/Petra/?once=true&on Nov. 12, 2008.

Gogeometry Website. (2007). New 7 Wonders. Retrieved at http://www.gogeometry.com/wonder_world/index.html. On Nov. 12, 2008.

Seven Wonders of the World Website (2007). The World Has Voted for the New 7 Wonders! Retrieved at http://www.sevenwondersworld.com/on Nov. 12, 2008.

Table:

Great Wall of China

Perseverance and Persistence

Taj Mahal

Love and Passion

Petra

Engineering and Protection

Machu Picchu

Community and Dedication

Chichen Itza

Worship and Knowledge

Christ Redeemer

Welcoming and Openness

Colosseum

Joy and Suffering

Source: Gogeometry Website (2007).

Outline:

Introduction: The role of the Seven Wonders in Human History

Wonders of the World based on Geographical Categories

Wonders of the Eastern World

Wonders of the Western World

Conclusion

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References

Garrison, L. (n.d.). Petra - Lost City in Jordan and One of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Retrieved at http://cruises.about.com/od/southwestasiacruises/ig/Petra/?once=true&on Nov. 12, 2008.

Gogeometry Website. (2007). New 7 Wonders. Retrieved at http://www.gogeometry.com/wonder_world/index.html. On Nov. 12, 2008.

Seven Wonders of the World Website (2007). The World Has Voted for the New 7 Wonders! Retrieved at http://www.sevenwondersworld.com/on Nov. 12, 2008.

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