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Week 3 Prompts

I tried to think of some way to incorporate snakes into this week's challenge, in honor of Snakes on a Plane, but alas, no joy. It does involve travel, though, so maybe you guys can figure something out. &grin;

This week's challenge is concerned with the wonders of the world: the 'official' list as compiled by Antipater of Sidon, and more informal lists as well. The challenge is to incorporate one of these into your ficlet -- if the site isn't the setting of the ficlet itself, it must be mentioned by name.

All of these lists come from Wikipedia, where you can, of course, also find information about the sites in question.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as reported by Antipater of Sidon in the 2nd century BC.
  1. Great Pyramid of Giza
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  4. Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  5. Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  6. Colossus of Rhodes
  7. Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Seven Wonders of the Medieval World; that is, what medieval scholars considered them.
  1. Stonehenge (United Kingdom)
  2. The Colosseum (in Rome, Italy)
  3. The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (in Alexandria, Egypt)
  4. The Great Wall of China (Northern China)
  5. The Porcelain Tower (in Nanjing, China)
  6. The Hagia Sophia (in Istanbul, Turkey)
  7. The Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa, Italy)

Modern Wonders as proposed by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  1. Channel Tunnel (beneath the English Channel, from Folkestone, Kent in England to Colquelles, near Calais, in France)
  2. CN Tower (Toronto, Canada)
  3. Empire State Building (New York City, United States)
  4. Golden Gate Bridge (connecting San Francisco and Marin County, United States)
  5. Itaipu Dam (Paraná River, between Brazil and Paraguay)
  6. Delta Works (the Netherlands)
  7. Panama Canal (Panama)

Tourist travel wonders as compiled by Hillman Wonders.
  1. Great Pyramid of Giza
  2. Great Wall of China
  3. Taj Mahal
  4. Serengeti Migration
  5. Galapagos
  6. Grand Canyon
  7. Machu Picchu

Natural wonders, one of many lists, this compiled by CNN.
  1. Grand Canyon (Arizona, United States)
  2. Great Barrier Reef
  3. Harbor of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeira, Brazil)
  4. Mount Everest (on the Nepal-China border)
  5. Northern Lights
  6. Paricutín volcano (Michoacán, Mexico)
  7. Victoria Falls (on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border)

Underwater wonders, a list of unknown origin.
  1. Palau
  2. Belize Barrier Reef
  3. Great Barrier Reef
  4. Deep-Sea Vents
  5. Galapagos Islands
  6. Lake Baikal
  7. Northern Red Sea

Shortlist of the New 7 Wonders Foundation.
  1. Acropolis (Athens, Greece)
  2. Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
  3. Angkor (Cambodia)
  4. Chichen Itza (Yucatán, Mexico)
  5. Christ Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  6. Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
  7. Moai (Easter Island)
  8. Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
  9. Great Wall (China)
  10. Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)
  11. Kremlin (Moscow, Russia)
  12. Kiyomizu Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
  13. Machu Picchu (Peru)
  14. Neuschwanstein Castle (Füssen, Germany)
  15. Petra (Jordan)
  16. Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
  17. Statue of Liberty (New York, United States)
  18. Stonehenge (Amesbury, United Kingdom)
  19. Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)
  20. Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
  21. Timbuktu (Mali)
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