The Modern Wonders

Today, there is no list of “ Modern wonders” for the modern world. Still, there are some interesting buildings or landmarks that are called “wonders”. These landmarks are easily recognized by people everywhere. The last time we introduced you the ancient wonders, now it is time to focus on the modern wonders that is not least interesting.

Seven Ancient Wonders

The ancient Greeks created a list of the Seven Wonders of the World. They chose these creations for their size and beauty. Now, let’s take an ancient tour.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza
Built: 2560 B.C.
Almost 100,000 people worked for twenty years to build this tomb. It is made of over two million stones. Each weighs over 900 kilos. It is the structure itself with its perfect symmetry and impressive height which impressed ancient. It is the only ancient wonder that still exists.
The Hanging Gardens at Babylon
Built: around 600 B.C.
They are described by the ancient writer Diodorus Siculus as being self-watering planes of exotic flora and fauna reaching a height of over 75 feet through a series of climbing terraces. A king built these gardens on an artificial mountain for his queen. He planted beautiful trees and flowers on it.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Built: around 600 B.C.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, a Greek colony in Asia Minor, took over 120 years to build and only one night to destroy.

The Mysteries of Sirius

Since ancient times and across multiple civilizations, Sirius located in the constellation CanisMajor – also known as the Big Dog, has been surrounded with a mysterious lore. Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, because of both its intrinsic luminosity and its proximity to Earth at a distance of 8.5 light year. The name “Sirius” is derived from the Ancient Greek: Σείριος Seirios (“glowing” or “scorcher”). Artifacts of ancient civilizations have revealed that Sirius was of a great importance in astronomy, mythology and occultism. Mystery schools consider it to be “sun behind the sun” and, therefore, the true source of our sun’s potency.