Seven forgotten Wonders of the Medieval Mind

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Out of sight is out of mind perhaps this has been the fate of the Seven forgotten medieval wonders of the world, which in the past had indeed inspired awe, admiration and respect in the heart of onlookers down the centuries after
its creation but lost their importance to test of time. While some of these Seven forgotten medieval wonders of the world got eroded and destroyed to be converted to the state of ruins, some others lost in the competition with the more excellent works of human creativity and engineering feats that followed.

Medieval era around the world sparked the flame of intelligence and zeal for creativity, evident in the wondrous works of the time. But the turn of events and science since the time of the medieval to the modern world has been dramatic, leading to more extraordinary works, dwarfing the marvels of the medieval world.

1. Abu Simbel Temple

Abu Simbel is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae. The Abu Simbel Temple is one of the seven forgotten wonders of the medieval mind and one of the wonders of the world.


2. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat), is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation - first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. The Angkor Wat is one of the seven forgotten wonders of the medieval mind and one of the wonders of the world.


3. Taj Mahal of Agra

The Taj Mahal, is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. While the white domed marble and tile mausoleum is most familiar, Taj Mahal is an integrated symmetric complex of structures that was completed around 1648. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer of the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the seven forgotten wonders of the medieval mind and one of the wonders of the world.


4. Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre off the country's north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The Mont Saint Michel is one of the seven forgotten wonders of the medieval mind and one of the wonders of the world.


5. The Moai Statues

Moai are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) between 1250 and 1500 CE. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main Moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called Ahu around the island's perimetre. Almost all Moai have overly large heads three-fifths the size of their bodies. The Moai Statues is one of the seven forgotten wonders of the medieval mind and one of the wonders of the world.


6. The Parthenon of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis (high city, The "Sacred Rock") in the world. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed is the pre-eminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.


7. The Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a 98 metre (approx. 321.5 feet) gilded stupa located in Yangon, Burma. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill, thus dominating the skyline of the City. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within, namely the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Konagamana, a piece ofthe robe of Kassapa and eight hairs of Gautama, the historical Buddha. The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the seven forgotten wonders of the medieval mind and one of the wonders of the world.

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