Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Seven Missing Wonders of the World





(Above: Have You Seen This Woman?)

The tomb of Nefertitti, the most famous of ancient Egypt's queens.
The wreck of a ship that sank while transporting $1 billion of gold.
Amelia Earhart's airplane, which crashed in 1937.
Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece.
The Holy Grail.

What do all of these things have in common? They're all lost--and some of them have been for centuries. Anyone smart (or lucky) enough to track them down will be rewarded with both fame and fortune.

Thinking of having a look? This article in the Wall Street Journal comes with an interactive map of the world's seven missing wonders.

It's interesting, but why only SEVEN? I would add a few more to the list . . . Blackbeard's treasure, the Florentine Diamond, The Ark of the Covenant . . . to name only three.

6 Comments:

Blogger Spring said...

John and I should go search for one of those things. (Or all!)

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Kriteer said...

That's weird...on the same day you posted this, I was randomly looking up the Seven Wonders...

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blackbeard? A girl after my own heart! O and ananka, i know it may be a bit audacious to ask, but I will anyway. For one of the KIKI STRIKE books, you should hold a contest and pick one of us to be an irregular! You'd have to pick me. jk! But wouldn't that be cool...

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, what d'you think, ananka? :P :)

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Oh gosh- When I read that, I got the poems "Wee Willie Winkie" and "Queen Nefertiti" mixed up and I thought "Queen Nefertiti stalks through the town, upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown."
No self-respecting queen would go outside in a nightgown!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

The Ark should definitely be on that list. So should the Fountain of Youth.

4:42 PM  

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