The New 7 Wonders . COMPLETE SET 7 COINS 1$. MONGOLIA 2008

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  • Sold Date: Dec 04, 2013
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Country Mongolia Year 2008 Face value 100 Togrog Metal Copper silver-plated Weight 27 g Size 38.61 mm Quality Prooflike Mintage 5000

The origin of the historical idea of the “Seven Wonders of the World” dates back to Herodotus (484–425 BC) who made a list which included the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza is still standing. The other six were destroyed by an earthquake, fire or other reasons. In 2001, the “New 7 Wonders Foundation” carried out a voting for new wonders. “Everybody can decide and vote for what the New Seven Wonders should be and not only some governments or institutions", so the initiator Bernhard Weber. On 07.07.2007, out of 200 candidates selected by over 100 million, the results were announced at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal as the “New Seven Wonders of the World”.

GREAT WALL OF CHINA - in northern China.

It was created in the 5th century BC to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire. The Wall is the world's

longest human-made structure, stretching over 6,400 km (4,000 miles).

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