Friday, March 21, 2008

Ngoc Ha

Con Thuyen Khong Ben - Dang The Phong
Ngoc Ha:

Dem Tan Ben Ngu - Duong Thieu Tuoc
Ngoc Ha:

Em Con Nho Mua Xuan - Ngo Thuy Mien
Ngoc Ha, Lam Nhat Tien & Dang The Luan:

Giot Mua Thu - Dang The Phong
Ngoc Ha:

Hen Ho - Pham Duy
Ngoc Ha:

Ho Tren Nui - Ngoc Ha:

Khi Nguoi Yeu Toi Khoc - Ngoc Ha & Nguyen Khang:

Ly Cay Da - Ngoc Ha:

Mai Dinh Lang Bien - Nguyen Cuong
Ngoc Ha:

Mua Tren Pho Hue - Ngoc Ha:

Nhac Ngoai Quoc Loi Viet - Ngoc Ha:

Non Nuoc Viet Nam - Ngoc Ha:

Paris Co Gi La Khong Em - Nguyen Sa & Ngo Thuy Mien
Ngoc Ha:

Suoi Mo - Van Cao
Ngoc Ha:

Tro Ve Mai Nha Xua - Nhac Ngoai Quoc Loi Pham Duy
Nguyen Khang & Ngoc Ha:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bà Mất Gà Ông Mất Nết

Ba Mat Ga Ong Mat Net - Hai Kich - Part 1
Hong Van & Le Vu Cau:

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Ngô Thụy Miên

Ao Lua Ha Dong - Ngo Thuy Mien & Nguyen Sa
Lam Truong:

Ao Lua Ha Dong - Ngo Thuy Mien & Nguyen Sa
Vu Khanh:

Ban Tinh Cuoi - Ngo Thuy Mien
Bang Kieu:

Ban Tinh Cuoi - Ngo Thuy Mien
Le Thu:

Biet Bao Gio Tro Lai - Ngo Thuy Mien
Tran Thai Hoa:

Dau Tinh Sau - Ngo Thuy Mien
Khanh Ly:

Doc Mo - Ngo Thuy Mien
Thai Hien:

Doc Mo - Ngo Thuy Mien
Khanh Ha:

Em Con Nho Mua Xuan - Ngo Thuy Mien
Thai Hien:

Giang Ngoc - Ngo Thuy Mien
Ngoc Lan:

Giot Nuoc Mat Nga - Ngo Thuy Mien
Thanh Lan:

Giot Nuoc Mat Nga - Ngo Thuy Mien
Thai Thao:

Mat Biec - Ngo Thuy Mien
Tuan Ngoc:

Mua Thu Cho Em - Ngo Thuy Mien
Lam Thuy Van:

Niem Khuc Cuoi - Ngo Thuy Mien
Khanh Ly:

Niem Khuc Cuoi - Ngo Thuy Mien
Tran Thai Hoa & Thanh Ha:

Paris Co Gi La Khong Em - Ngo Thuy Mien
Ngoc Ha:

Rieng Mot Goc Troi - Ngo Thuy Mien
Tuan Ngoc:

Tu Giong Hat Em - Ngo Thuy Mien
Khanh Ha:

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Du Am

Du Am - Music by Nguyen Van Ty -
Performed by Yesterday Cafe:

Du Am - Performed by Quang Dung:

Du Am - Music by Nguyen Van Ty -
Guitar by Vo Thuong:

Du Am - Music & Lyric by Nguyen Van Ty -
Interview with the song writer Nguyen Van Ty.
Performed by Delena & Anh Khoa:

Du Am - Performed by Tuan Ngoc:

Du Am - Performed by Le Dung:

Du Am - Singer Unknown:

Du Am - Performed by Elvis Phuong:

Du Am - Performed by Anh Khoa & Delena:

Du Am - Performed by Anh Khoa & Delena:

Du Am - Performed by a Female Singer:

Du Am - Performed by Ho Chau Diem Quynh:

Du Am - Performed by the late "Le Dung":

Du Am - Performed by Elvis Phuong:

Du Am - Performed by Unknown Artist:

Du Am - Performed by Si Phu:

Du Am - Performed by Thuy Duong:

Du Am - Performed by Vu Khanh:

Friday, March 7, 2008

A Cook Tour in Vietnam - Anthony Bourdain

A Cook Tour in Vietnam - Part 1:

A Cook Tour in Vietnam - Part 2:

Interview with Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain:

Bizarre Foods in Vietnam - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Vietnam 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - Vietnam 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - Vietnam 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - Vietnam 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - Vietnam 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - Vietnam 6/6:

Bizarre Foods in Asia - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Asia - 1/5:

Bizarre Foods - Asia 2/5:

Bizarre Foods - Asia 3/5:

Bizarre Foods - Asia 4/5:

Bizarre Foods - Asia 5/5:

Bizarre Foods in Mexico - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Mexico 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - Mexico 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - Mexico 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - Mexico 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - Mexico 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - Mexico 6/6:

Bizarre Foods in Alaska - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Alaska 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - Alaska 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - Alaska 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - Alaska 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - Alaska 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - Alaska 6/6:

Bizarre Foods in Morocco - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Morocco 1/7:

Bizarre Foods - Morocco 2/7:

Bizarre Foods - Morocco 3/7:

Bizarre Foods - Morocco 4/7:

Bizarre Foods - Morocco 5/7:

Bizarre Foods - Morocco 6/7:

Bizarre Foods - Morocco 7/7:

Bizarre Foods in Taiwan - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre foods TAIWAN Part 1:

Bizarre foods TAIWAN Part 2:

Bizarre foods TAIWAN Part 3:

Bizarre foods TAIWAN Part 4:

Bizarre foods TAIWAN Part 5:

Bizarre foods TAIWAN Part 6:

Bizarre Foods in Philippines - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Philippines 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - Philippines 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - Philippines 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - Philippines 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - Philippines 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - Philippines 6/6:

Bizarre Foods in Trinidad & Tobago - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Trinidad and Tobago 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - Trinidad and Tobago 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - Trinidad and Tobago 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - Trinidad and Tobago 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - Trinidad and Tobago 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - Trinidad and Tobago 6/6:

Bizarre Foods in Spain - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - Spain 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - Spain 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - Spain 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - Spain 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - Spain 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - Spain 6/6:

Bizarre Foods in United Kingdom - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - UK 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - UK 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - UK 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - UK 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - UK 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - UK 6/6:

Bizarre Foods in New York City - Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods - NYC 1/6:

Bizarre Foods - NYC 2/6:

Bizarre Foods - NYC 3/6:

Bizarre Foods - NYC 4/6:

Bizarre Foods - NYC 5/6:

Bizarre Foods - NYC 6/6:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Thriller

Michael Jackson
From Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Background information
Birth name Michael Joseph Jackson
Also known as Michael Joe Jackson
The King of Pop

Born August 29, 1958 (1958-08-29)
Gary, Indiana, USA
Origin Gary, Indiana, USA

Widely regarded as one of the greatest entertainers and most popular recording artists in history, Jackson displays complicated physical techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, that have redefined mainstream dance and entertainment.[4] His achievements in the music industry have included a revolutionary transformation of music videos,[5] establishing high-profile album releases and sales as a new trend for record companies to generate profits,[6] dominating pop music during the 1980s,[7] and becoming the first black entertainer to amass a strong following on MTV while leading the relatively young channel out of obscurity.[8] His distinctive style, moves, and vocals have inspired, influenced, and spawned a whole generation of hip hop, pop, and R&B artists. He has been named the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time" by Guinness World Records.[9]

Jackson began his musical career at the age of five with the Jackson Family vocal group.[10] He released his first solo recording, Got to Be There, in 1971, while remaining a member of the group.[11] In his solo career, Jackson recorded and co-produced the best-selling album of all time, Thriller, which has worldwide sales exceeding 104 million.[12] After Thriller, Jackson continued to release internationally chart-topping albums like Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), HIStory (1995), and Invincible (2001), his latest album of fully original material. Michael Jackson has received thirteen Grammy Awards[13] and charted thirteen #1 singles in the United States, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era.[14] In November 2006, the World Music Awards announced that Michael Jackson had sold over 750 million units worldwide[15] and given $300 million to charity,[16] making Jackson one of the best-selling music artists and one of the most charitable humanitarians of all time, whose efforts on the latter front have been acknowledged with a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.[17]

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Michael Jackson Tribute

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Michael Jackson in Mexico

Michael Jackson Billy Jean Live

Michael Jackson in Moscu

Michael Jackson Will You Be There

Thriller - The Inmate Version

Final Fantasy THRILLER

Thriller with Jennifer Garner

Dance Marathon Thriller Dance

michael jackson flirts with beyonce

Jackson 5 Sing I Want You Back

Jackson 5 Salute to Vocal Groups

The Jacksons Variety Show 1977 "Never Can Say Goodbye"

Jackson 5- Killing me softly

I'll Be There - The Jackson 5

Jackson 5 - I'll Be There (Live, Mexico 1975)

Michael Jackson-Will You Be There (acapella)

Hold Me
Like The River Jordan
And I Will Then Say to Thee
You Are My Friend

Carry Me
Like You Are My Brother
Love Me Like A Mother
would you Be There?

Tell Me Will You Hold Me?
When Wrong, Will You Scold Me?
When Lost, Will You Find Me?

But They Told Me
A man should be faithful
And Walk When Not Able
And Fight Till The End
But I'm Only Human

Everyone's Taking Control Of Me
Seems That The World's
Got A Role For Me
I'm So Confused
Will You Show To Me?
You'll Be There For Me
And Care Enough To Bare Me

Hold Me (show Me)
Lay your Head Lowly (Lowly)
Softly Then Boldly (Yeah-ah)
Carry Me There (I'm Only Human)

Lead Me (Hold Me)
Love Me And Feed Me (Yeah Yeah Yeah)
Kiss Me And Free Me (Yeah-ah)
I Will Feel Blessed (I'm Only Human)

Carry (Carry)
Carry Me Boldly (Carry-y carry me)
Lift Me Up Slowly (Yeah-ah)
Carry Me There (I'm Only Human)

Save Me (Save Me)
Heal Me And Bath Me (Lift Me Up, Lift Me Up)
Softly You Say To Me
I Will Be There (I Will Be There)

Lift Me
Lift Me Up Slowly
Carry Me Boldly (Yeah-ah)
Show Me you Care (Carrrre)

Hold Me (Whoow)
Lay Your Head Lowly (Get Lonely Sometime)
Softly Then Boldly (I Get Lonely, Yeah-ah)
Carry Me There (Will You Be There)

Need Me (Whooh)
Love Me And Feed Me (Lift Me Up, Hold Me Up, Lift Me Up Sometime)
Kiss Me And Free Me (Up Sometime)
I Will Feel Blessed (Yeah-ah)

In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair
Will You Still Care?
Will You Be There?
In My Trials
And My Tribulations
Through our Doubts
And Frustrations
In My Violence
In My Turbulence
Through My Fear
And My Confessions
In My Anguish And My Pain
Through My Joy and My Sorrow
In The Promise Of Another tomorrow
I'll Never Let You Part
For You're Always In My Heart (less)

Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone (Live Acapella)

Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone (Live In Munich)

Michael Jackson: You are not alone (Live, Auckland '96)

Michael Jackson: I'll be there (Live, Auckland '96)

Michael Jackson - Earth Song

Michael Jackson - Earth Song

Michael Jackson - Earth Song

Michael Jackson - Earth Song Experience

Michael Jackson - Dancing Machine 2001

Michael Jackson Dance Break

Monday, March 3, 2008

Yanni Play List

Nguyen An - The Vietnamese Eunuch Architect Who Rebuilt Beijing

Author: John Walsh -
Published: Mar 21, 2007 -

Nguyen An was taken as tribute from Vietnam to China and became a eunuch in service to the Chinese emperor. He achieved a successful career as an architect.

Nguyen An’s reputation is only beginning to be re-established in recent years, after he had been ignored for several centuries. He is coming to be seen as one of the most remarkable architect of China, despite having been taken from Vietnam as a boy and fated to become a eunuch in the service of five Chinese emperors of the Ming Dynasty, between the first and the fifth decades of the C15th.

Although Vietnam had established its independence of China by defeating the Mongol conquerors at the Battles of Bac Danh, a tributary system was still in operation. To demonstrate their willingness to enter into trade and alliance with Imperial China, neighbouring countries such as Vietnam would periodically send tribute missions to the Chinese emperor and would then be permitted to conduct trade at officially designated trading cities. It is unfortunate but nevertheless the case that people could be included as tribute goods, which is what happened to Nguyen An. The Chinese court had a long tradition of castrating male servants and, although it sounds barbaric and painful, becoming a court eunuch was regarded by some young men as a desirable career choice. A Eunuch presented no threat to the Emperor’s court of wives and concubines, it was thought, so would be more likely to participate in court and imperial household affairs. It appears that eunuchs had no limit on achievements and could even rise as high as did the great Admiral Zheng He.

Little is known of Nguyen An’s early years in China but he is recorded in Chinese chronicles as being instructed to design an overall plan for Beijing citadel, including numerous offices, houses and palaces, by the Emperor Taizong. Nguyen An had not yet reached the age of thirty. He gained considerable prestige and respect for his ability in managing a workforce of 10,000 soldiers in building the various buildings swiftly and according to budget. An enormous amount and variety of building materials was necessary and opportunities for error must have been enormous. Nguyen An’s reputation was made: his next task was to rebuild three temples and he managed this so successfully that the emperor rewarded him with fifty taels of gold, one hundred taels of silver, eight tons of silk and 10,000 yuan in cash. From then onwards, he was kept busy with a dizzying array of architectural projects in Beijing and also along the river and canal system of China, on which cities and countryside alike relied for flows of food and goods, as well as transportation. Repairing and strengthening the dykes of the system was a large-scale undertaking.

Nguyen An achieved a great deal and was obviously a talented and diligent individual. It is impossible to know what he might have achieved had he been left to follow his destiny in his home country.

References and Further Reading

Renowned Vietnamese Intellectuals Prior to the 20th Century (Hanoi: The Gioi Publishers, 2004).

John Walsh, Shinawatra University, March 2007

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Niagara Falls

A Brief History of the Falls:

Information below graciously provided courtesy of Niagara Parks -
Ice Age History of the Niagara River and Whirlpool Rapids.

Niagara Falls view from Up and Down:

The Niagara River, as is the entire Great Lakes Basin of which the river is an integral part, is a legacy of the last Ice Age. 18,000 years ago southern Ontario was covered by ice sheets 2-3 kilometers thick. As they advanced southward the ice sheets gouged out the basins of the Great Lakes. Then as they melted northward for the last time they released vast quantities of meltwater into these basins. Our water is "fossil water"; less than one percent of it is renewable on an annual basis, the rest leftover from the ice sheets.

The Niagara Peninsula became free of the ice about 12,500 years ago. As the ice retreated northward, its meltwaters began to flow down through what became Lake Erie, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, down to the St. Lawrence River, and, finally, down to the sea. There were originally 5 spillways from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Eventually these were reduced to one, the original Niagara Falls, at Queenston-Lewiston. From here the Falls began its steady erosion through the bedrock.

Helicopter Ride Over Niagra Falls:

However, about 10,500 years ago, through an interplay of geological effects including alternating retreats and re-advances of the ice, and rebounding of the land when released from the intense pressure of the ice (isostatic rebound), this process was interrupted. The glacial meltwaters were rerouted through northern Ontario, bypassing the southern route. For the next 5,000 years Lake Erie remained only half the size of today, the Niagara River was reduced to about 10% of its current flow, and a much-reduced Falls stalled in the area of the Niagara Glen.

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About 5,500 years ago the meltwaters were once again routed through southern Ontario, restoring the river and Falls to their full power. Then the Falls reached the Whirlpool.

It was a brief and violent encounter, a geological moment lasting only weeks, maybe even only days. In this moment the Falls of the youthful Niagara River intersected an old riverbed, one that had been buried and sealed during the last Ice Age. The Falls turned into this buried gorge, tore out the glacial debris that filled it, and scoured the old river bottom clean. It was probably not a falls at all now but a huge, churning rapids. When it was all over it left behind a 90-degree turn in the river we know today as the Whirlpool, and North America's largest series of standing waves we know today as the Whirlpool Rapids.

Flying over the Niagra Falls:

The Falls then re-established at about the area of the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge upriver to our right, and resumed carving its way through solid rock to its present location.

Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attracts some 12 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year.

Logo Chopper to the Rescue at the Niagara Falls:

The Niagara is a fairly young river, only 12,000 years old!, a microsecond in geological time. The
Niagara Escarpment, which was created by erosion is much older. The glaciers pressed down on
the land during the last ice age and laid down layers of sediment, then the slow process of erosion of ice and water ate at the surface of the escarpment.

The mighty river plunges over a cliff of dolostone and shale. Niagara Falls is the second largest falls on the globe next to Victoria Falls in southern Africa.

Flight Over Niagara Falls:

One fifth of all the fresh water in the world lies in the four Upper Great Lakes-Michigan, Huron, Superior and Erie. All the outflow empties into the Niagara river and eventually cascades over the falls.

At the bottom of the falls, the water travels 15 miles over many gorges until it reaches the fifth Great Lake-Ontario. The land between the lakes does not slope at an even grade, but forms a
spectacular drop approximately the same height as a 20 story building and this is known as the
"Niagara Escarpment" Two billion years ago it was buried under a blanket of ice.

Conquering Niagara:

As the years past, the process of erosion took place, (and still does) five distinct 'gorges' were
formed-Lewiston Brange Gorge, Old Narrow Gorge, Upper & Lower Great Gorges and the
Whirlpool Narrow Gorge.

Approximately 500 years ago the river encountered an obstacle that caused it to 'split into two channels', thus Goat Island was formed named after John Stedman whose goat herds froze to
death in the winter of 1780). This was the original sediment left from a vanished Lake Tonawanda
(an Indian name).

On the eastern part of the island, the American Falls took shape, the Horseshoe Falls, is on the western side, where the river angles some 90 degrees.

The water flow on the American side of the falls is much less in strength because of Goat Island, whereas Horseshoe Falls has no obstruction to divert it.

It should be noted that a third much narrower falls exists. Over the years these falls have been
called at different times; Luna Falls, Iris Falls and is currently named Bridal Veil Falls.

On the edge of death, literally. Niagara Falls:

Man has not been able to completely control the flow of the water over the falls, even modern
engineers have tried. Much of the water today is fed through underground channels and pipes to
nearby hydro electric power stations.

Niagara Falls Adventure Tour (CBS News):

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Fruits and flowers... Waterfalls... Gardens hanging from the palace terraces... Exotic animals... This is the picture of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in most people's minds. It may be surprising to know that they might have never existed except in Greek poets and historians imagination!

On the east bank of the River Euphrates, about 50 km south of Baghdad, Iraq.

The Babylonian kingdom flourished under the rule of the famous King, Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC). It was not until the reign of Naboplashar (625-605 BC) of the Neo-Babylonian dynasty that the Mesopotamian civilization reached its ultimate glory. His son, Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) is credited for building the legendary Hanging Gardens. It is said that the Gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar to please his wife or concubine who had been "brought up in Media and had a passion for mountain surroundings".

While the most descriptive accounts of the Gardens come from Greek historians such as Berossus and Diodorus Siculus, Babylonian records stay silent on the matter. Tablets from the time of Nebuchadnezzar do not have a single reference to the Hanging Gardens, although descriptions of his palace, the city of Babylon, and the walls are found. Even the historians who give detailed descriptions of the Hanging Gardens never saw them. Modern historians argue that when Alexander's soldiers reached the fertile land of Mesopotamia and saw Babylon, they were impressed. When they later returned to their rugged homeland, they had stories to tell about the amazing gardens and palm trees at Mesopotamia.. About the palace of Nebuchadnezzar.. About the Tower of Babel and the ziggurats. And it was the imagination of poets and ancient historians that blended all these elements together to produce one of the World Wonders.

It wasn't until the twentieth century that some of the mysteries surrounding the Hanging Gardens were revealed. Archaeologists are still struggling to gather enough evidence before reaching the final conclusions about the location of the Gardens, their irrigation system, and their true appearance.

Detailed descriptions of the Gardens come from ancient Greek sources, including the writings of Strabo and Philo of Byzantium. Here are some excerpts from their accounts:

"The Garden is quadrangular, and each side is four plethra long. It consists of arched vaults which are located on checkered cube-like foundations.. The ascent of the uppermost terrace-roofs is made by a stairway..."

"The Hanging Garden has plants cultivated above ground level, and the roots of the trees are embedded in an upper terrace rather than in the earth. The whole mass is supported on stone columns... Streams of water emerging from elevated sources flow down sloping channels... These waters irrigate the whole garden saturating the roots of plants and keeping the whole area moist. Hence the grass is permanently green and the leaves of trees grow firmly attached to supple branches... This is a work of art of royal luxury and its most striking feature is that the labor of cultivation is suspended above the heads of the spectators".

More recent archaeological excavations at the ancient city of Babylon in Iraq uncovered the foundation of the palace. Other findings include the Vaulted Building with thick walls and an irrigation well near the southern palace. A group of archaeologists surveyed the area of the southern palace and reconstructed the Vaulted Building as the Hanging Gardens. However, the Greek historian Strabo had stated that the gardens were situated by the River Euphrates. So others argue that the site is too far from the Euphrates to support the theory since the Vaulted Building is several hundreds of meters away. They reconstructed the site of the palace and located the Gardens in the area stretching from the River to the Palace. On the river banks, recently discovered massive walls 25 m thick may have been stepped to form terraces... the ones described in Greek references.

Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World-GARDENS OF BABYLON PART 1:

Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World-GARDENS OF BABYLON PART 2:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 1 ]:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 2 ]:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 3 ]:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 4 ]:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 5 ]:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 6 ]:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 7 ]:

Sennacherib Hanging Gardens of Babylon [ Part 8 ]:

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The Great Pyramid of Giza

It is the one and only Wonder which does not require a description by early historians and poets. It is the one and only Wonder that does not need speculations concerning its appearance, size, and shape. It is the oldest, yet it is the only surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders. It is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Secret Of The Pyramids - Part 1/2:

Secret Of The Pyramids - Part 2/2:

At the city of Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis, and today part of Greater Cairo, Egypt.

The Great Pyramid of Giza:

Contrary to the common belief, only the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), not all three Great Pyramids, is on top of the list of Wonders. The monument was built by the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu of the Fourth Dynasty around the year 2560 BC to serve as a tomb when he dies. The tradition of pyramid building started in Ancient Egypt as a sophistication of the idea of a mastaba or "platform" covering the royal tomb. Later, several stacked mastabas were used. Early pyramids, such as the Step Pyramid of King Zoser (Djoser) at Saqqara by the famous Egyptian architect, Imhotep, illustrate this connection.

Pyramids of Giza:

The great pyramid is believed to have been built over a 20-year period. The site was first prepared, and blocks of stone were transported and placed. An outer casing (which disappeared over the years) was then used to smooth the surface. Although it is not known how the blocks were put in place, several theories have been proposed. One theory involves the construction of a straight or spiral ramp that was raised as the construction proceeded. This ramp, coated with mud and water, eased the displacement of the blocks which were pushed (or pulled) into place. A second theory suggests that the blocks were placed using long levers with a short angled foot.

The Pyramids of Giza:

Throughout their history, the pyramids of Giza have stimulated human imagination. They were referred to as "The Granaries of Joseph" and "The Mountains of Pharaoh". When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his pride was expressed through his famous quote: "Soldats! Du haute de ces Pyramides, 40 sicles nous contemplent". (Soldiers! From the top of these Pyramids, 40 centuries are looking at us)

Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World-GREAT PYRAMIDS PART 1:

Today, the Great Pyramid is enclosed, together with the other pyramids and the Sphinx, in the touristic region of the Giza Plateau. Also in the area is the museum housing the mysterious Sun Boat, only discovered in 1954 near the south side of the pyramid. The boat is believed to have been used to carry the body of Khufu in his last journey on earth before being buried inside the pyramid. It may also serve him as a means of transportation in his afterlife journey according to Ancient Egyptian beliefs.

Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World-GREAT PYRAMIDS PART 2:

When it was built, the Great pyramid was 145.75 m (481 ft) high. Over the years, it lost 10 m (30 ft) off its top. It ranked as the tallest structure on Earth for more than 43 centuries, only to be surpassed in height in the nineteenth century AD. It was covered with a casing of stones to smooth its surface (some of the casing can still be seen near the top of Khefre's pyramid). The sloping angle of its sides is 54 degrees 54 minutes. Each side is carefully oriented with one of the cardinal points of the compass, that is, north, south, east, and west. The horizontal cross section of the pyramid is square at any level, with each side measuring 229 m (751 ft) in length. The maximum error between side lengths is astonishingly less than 0.1%.

BBC: Building the Great Pyramid - 1 of 6:

BBC: Building the Great Pyramid - 2 of 6:

The structure consists of approximately 2 million blocks of stone, each weighing more than two tons. It has been suggested that there are enough blocks in the three pyramids to build a 3 m (10 ft) high, 0.3 m (1 ft) thick wall around France. The area covered by the Great pyramid can accommodate St Peter's in Rome, the cathedrals of Florence and Milan, and Westminster and St Paul's in London combined.

BBC: Building the Great Pyramid - 3 of 6:

BBC: Building the Great Pyramid - 4 of 6:

On the north face, is the pyramid's entrance. A number of corridors, galleries, and escape shafts either lead to the King's burial chamber, or were intended to serve other functions. The King's chamber is located at the heart of the pyramid, only accessible through the Great Gallery and an ascending corridor. The King's sarcophagus is made of red granite, as are the interior walls of the King's Chamber. Most impressive is the sharp-edged stone over the doorway which is over 3 m (10 ft) long, 2.4 m (8 feet) high and 1.3 m (4 ft) thick. All of the interior stones fit so well, a card won't fit between them. The sarcophagus is oriented in accordance with the compass directions, and is only about 1 cm smaller in dimensions than the chamber entrance. It might have been introduced as the structure was progressing.

BBC: Building the Great Pyramid - 5 of 6:

BBC: Building the Great Pyramid - 6 of 6:

New theories concerning the origin and purpose of the Pyramids of Giza have been proposed... Astronomic observatories... Places of cult worship... Geometric structures constructed by a long-gone civilization... Even extraterrestrial-related theories have been proposed with little evidence in support... The overwhelming scientific and historic evidence still supports the conclusion that, like many smaller pyramids in the region, the Great Pyramids were built by the great Ancient Egyptian civilization off the West bank of the Nile as tombs for their magnificent Kings... Tombs where Khufu, Khefre, and Menkaure could start their mystic journey to the afterlife.

Did Aliens build the pyramids?

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