Really sorry it took me forever to get this thread up, exam week is a hectic time. The topic was "8th wonder of the Ancient World." Vote for your favorite!
By far the most mysterious wonder of the world, the Egg of Amazonia is a glowing, perfectly smooth egg with no known purpose. It's deep into the Amazon Rainforest and has confused scientists and tourists across the world. It is protected with a natural reserve, so it's impossible and illegal to touch or experiment from it. In the near future, however, scientists hope for a way to analyze it without the need of contact. This is still under development, and might be finished by the year 2031.
For now, it remains a total mystery.
Here's my idea; it's a reconstruction of the moon temple built by the Atlantians thousands of years ago. Moon worship was central to Atlantian religion, as they were the first peoples to realize that the changing phases of the moon affected the tide, and by extension the quality of their vital fishing industry. When the moon was full in the sky, hundreds of Atlantians would gather on the temple floor and raise their arms in worship to the image of the moon reflected to them by the mirror. A priest would conduct rites before it on the naos, sectioned off from common people by a large gate. The mirror itself is made of bronze and gold and is supported by massive statues of the moon Goddess.
Your actually seeing the base of the wonder which is this three tower supported super tower that these ancient Chinese dudes built as far as they could into the sky before the workers started dieing from lack of oxygen.
The tower is meant for an ancient god who lost his love at sea and commanded that a tower be built tall enough that he could look for her across the ocean. The mofo's that are heading to the tower are going to take the long journey up the spiral stair case to go to pray at the top. Maybe they have some sort of base jumping ritual once they reach the top aswell, that'd be sweet.
An anciant sleeping volcano has been found close to the coasts of newzealand. Its notable feature a massive statue of unkown origin a new wonder of our world. it's technology seems way beyound its time as it has a built in waterfall that seems to run by hiden mechanics.
Its emerald eyed dragon seems to be the shape of some god of the ancient race that sculptured it or does it mean that dragons once flew the pacific?
The Himalayas used to host the biggest boudhist temple ever built. It had a 5,5 meters gong wich could be hearing from about 11 km arounds, its echoes resounding all over the nearest valleys !
It disappeared about the 2nd century BC because of violent earthquakes, but the Gong itself still remains, found by L.B. Jefferson (1673-74): it's nowadays one of the masterpieces of the Potola temple.
Few ever saw the marvel, for few had the courage to search for it in this world of many dangers. It was said that the gate led to the land of the Gods and whoever passed through it would become a god themselves. But it was not nearly as simple as the beast that guarded the gate must first be defeated.
The gate seemed to stretch into the heavens and the beast that guarded it, a hundred foot of pure muscle and ferocity to contend with. Good luck travelers i do not envy you.
"Nobody really knows where it came from or what it is; it just sits there, like an austere sentinel lost in contemplation. "Fallen God" of the Misty Valley they call it, the local villagers say it's the husk of an ancient deity, though the archaeologists think it was probably a shrine build millenia ago by some lost civilization. It's inner structure remains a mystery, and some have even suggested it may have once moved. Whatever it is, the only thing known for certain is that it shall continue to slumber dutifully."
Temple of the sky
"Somewhere high in the mountains, around present day Pakistan and Iran a Ziggurat like structure was build, its was a far more simpler design than a common ziggurat, but its massive size made up for its "beauty". It took 300 years to build this wonder. Carved into the mountain side, built from rocks and mud. And coated with a slightly reflective blue paint, this temple over looks its people like a looming god. Every year a huge number of people make a dangerous journey to this temple to worship their god who is said to live there."
"Recent discovery suggest that the placement of the structure was the reason it fell. Heavy winds weakened the temple's structure and the material it was made with, over-time, crumbled. All that's left of this once amazing wonder is its ruined towers, and its foundation. Which cant be recognizable from a natural flat plain.
Unlike the 7 other wonders of the world the 8'th is a mobile one. Made from the core metal of earth by the Khasers 2000 years before christ it is mention in greek myth. The greeks described it as the "indestructable evil". A giant man emerging from the very earth, destroying everything in its path. Anyone who had controll over it would rule the world. It was said that its mind were posessable. I assume they ment that this giant robot is steared from its "head"... It is said that this "indestructable evil" is what really won the battle of troy. That one man managed to posess its mind and thus gaining incredible power. The iron giant then supposibely returned to its resting plase below ground.
The Temple of Life. This great pyramid was crated in the image of a snake by the mayan people. It is said that withing it's coils it protects the fountain of youth and life. Many have sought it out and mistaken it's waterfalls running parralel outside it to be the legendary springs, but were gravely disapointed as it is home to a parasite with no known cure. To find the true key to everlasting youth one must travel deep into the serpants belly, but the it is the prize that the mayan never intended to be accessible to just anyone, numerous curses are said to have been placed on it's walls, among other dangers.
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