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7 Wonders of the ancient World
7 Wonders of the medieval World
007 James Bond





ASTROLOGICAL BIRTH SIGNS

SYMBOL

BIRTH SIGN

PLANET

DATE

BIRTH STONE

  • Aries
  • Mars
  • March 21-April 19
  • Diamond
  • Taurus
  • Venus
  • April 20-May 20
  • Emerald
  • Gemini
  • Mercury
  • May 21-June 20
  • Agate
  • Cancer
  • Moon
  • June 21-July 22
  • Pearl
  • Leo
  • Sun
  • July 23- Aug. 22
  • Ruby
  • Virgo
  • Murcury
  • Aug. 23-Sept. 22
  • Red Jasper
  • Libra
  • Venus
  • Sept. 23- Oct. 22
  • Sapphire
  • Scorpio
  • Pluto
  • Oct. 23- Nov. 21
  • Opal
  • Sagittarius
  • Jupitar
  • Nov. 22-Dec. 21
  • Topaz
  • Capricorn
  • Saturn
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 19
  • Garnet
  • Aquarius
  • Uranus
  • Jan. 20-Feb 18
  • Aquamarine
  • Pisces
  • Neptunes
  • Feb. 19-March 20
  • Amerthyst




  • CHINESE CALENDAR

  • Rat
  • Born in 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032. 2044
  • Ox
  • Born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045
  • Tiger
  • Born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046
  • Rabbit
  • Born in 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2036, 2047
  • Dragon
  • Born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048
  • Snake
  • Born in 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2015, 2037, 2049
  • Horse
  • Born in 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050
  • Sheep
  • Born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051
  • Monkey
  • Born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052
  • Rooster
  • Born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053
  • Dog
  • Born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054
  • Pig
  • Born in 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2020, 2031, 2043









    SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD


    The Great Pyramid of Giza.

    A gigantic stone structure near the ancient city of Memphis. 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. It is the only structure of the ancient wonders still standing today.

    The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

    Although the foundation of the temple dates back to the seventh century BC, the temple was was built around 550 BC. Referred to as the great marble temple, or temple D, it was sponsored by the Lydian king Croesus and was designed by the Greek architect Chersiphron.

    The Colossus of Rhodes

    The construction of the Colossus took 12 years and was finished in 282 BC. For years, the statue stood at the harbor entrance, until a strong earthquake hit Rhodes about 226 BC. The city was badly damaged, and the Colossus was broken at its weakest point -- the knee.

    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

    Built on the east bank of the River Euphrates, about 50 km south of Baghdad. Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) is credited for building the legendary Hanging Gardens.

    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

    In the city of Bodrum (f.k.a. Halicarnassus) on the Aegean Sea, in south-west Turkey. Built by king Mausollos the Mausoleum was completed around 350 BC, three years after his death,

    The Lighthouse of Alexandria

    Built on the ancient island of Pharos, now a promontory within the city of Alexandria in Egypt. The project was conceived and initiated by Ptolemy Soter around 290 BC, but was completed after his death, during the reign of his son Ptolemy Philadelphus. Sostratus, a contemporary of Euclid, was the architect. iThe structure was destroyed between1303 and 1323 by two stronger earthquakes.

    The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

    At the ancient town of Olympia, on the west coast of modern Greece, about 150 km west of Athens. The magnificent temple of Zeus was designed by the architect Libon and was built around 450 BC. For the years that followed, the temple attracted visitors and worshippers from all over the world. In the second century BC repairs were skillfully made to the aging statue. In the first century AD, the Roman emperor Caligula attempted to transport the statue to Rome. However, his attempt failed when the scaffolding built by Caligula's workmen collapsed. After the Olympic games were banned in AD 391 by the emperor Theodosius I as Pagan practices, the temple of Zeus was ordered closed. Olympia was further struck by earthquakes, landslides and floods, and the temple was damaged by fire in the fifth century AD. Earlier, the statue had been transported by wealthy Greeks to a palace in Constantinople. There, it survived until it was destroyed by a severe fire in AD 462. Today nothing remains at the site of the old temple except rocks and debris, the foundation of the buildings, and fallen columns.









    SEVEN WONDERS OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD


    Stone Henge.

    Stonehenge is a Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument located near Amesbury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and is one of the mostfamous prehistoric sites in the world. Archaeologists think the standing stones were erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC although the surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC.

    The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

    Alexandria, Egypt, represented a melding of cultures in the late first century A.D. Traditions of Greece and Rome overlay the city, the cult of Christianity was gaining ground, and memories of ancient Egypt's great kingdoms still lingered. It was a place where people seemed to have a talent for combining rather than destroying cultures. Little of that "Paris of Antiquity" has survived above the ground. Below it, however, are haunting reminders of a culture that existed 1,900 years ago: the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, "Mound of Shards." Carved out of solid rock, three levels burrow into the ground near the sites of the ancient stadium, and the long- vanished temple to Serapis, a Greek and Egyptian god. Many such catacombs once filigreed Alexandria's underground, but earthquakes and construction projects destroyed or obscured them. Only in 1900 was Kom el Shoqafa rediscovered after centuries - by a donkey that fell through a hole in the ground and into its access well. The animal, it soon became clear, had made an extraordinary archeological find.

    The Hagia Sophia

    In A.D. 326, Constantinople was laid out on the shores of the Bosporus by Emperor Constantine. Thirty years later, his successor built its first great church - eventually called Hagia Sophia - but it stood only 172 years before rioting crowds burned it to the ground. This event, in 532, was perhaps auspicious: It occurred during the reign of Justinian the Builder, who would give the world the sublime "tent of the heavens" that still stands and in whose creation "God has surely taken part."
    Reconstruction started just 39 days after the destruction of the original church. The gigantic structure was modeled loosely on the Roman Pantheon. Measuring 220 feet by 250 feet along its main floor, it was laid out as a rectangle, at whose center was a square. Soaring 180 feet above the square was a dome supported by four massive pendentives on equally massive piers. At the east and west ends of the dome square were two have domes serving as the apse and entrance bay. The engineering feat was even more incredible considering that only brick, mortar, and stone were used. Although the earlier Romans knew how to make concrete, these Eastern builders did not. Justinian embellished the interior with riches. Four acres of gold mosaics shimmered from the ceiling, and multicolored marble gleamed from the floors, columns, and wall panels.

    The Colosseum

    The Colosseum is the most famous monument of Ancient Rome. Its original name is Flavian Amphitheatre. It was started by the Emperor Vespasian between 70 and 76 AD, and completed by his son Titus in 80 AD. The Colosseum was dedicated the year after Vespasian's death by Titus. They celebrated the opening by holding 100 days worth of games there. It was built on the site where Nero had had a huge villa for himself. Vespasian wanted to build something for the people rather than for himself. It got its popular name, the Colosseum, because it was built near where Nero had erected a huge statue, or colossus of himself. It showed him as the god of the sun. It was 100 feet high, and it was the largest gilded bronze statue in antiquity. It was later moved away. It took 24 elephants to move it!

    Great Wall of China.

    Chinese fortification built from the end of the 14th century until the beginning of the 17th century, during the Ming Dynasty, in order to protect the Ming Empire from raids by Mongol, Turkic, and other nomadic tribes coming from areas in modern-day Mongolia and Manchuria.The Wall stretches over a formidable 6,352 km (3,948 miles), from Shanhai Pass on the Bohai Sea in the east, at the limit between China proper and Manchuria, to Lop Nur in the southeastern portion of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa

    The Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral. Its construction began in the august of 1173 and continued (with two long interruptions) for about two hundred years, in full fidelity to the original project, whose architect is still uncertain. In the past it was widely believed that the inclination of the Tower was part of the project ever since its beginning, but now we know that it is not so. The Tower was designed to be "vertical" (and even if it did not lean it would still be one of the most remarkable bell towers in Europe), and started to incline during its construction.

    The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

    The people of China called it Bao'ensi, the "Temple of Gratitude." European visitors who beheld the structure called it the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing and labeled it one of the wonders of the world. But warfare and subsequent destruction overtook it in the 19th century, and this remarkable structure was almost lost to history, virtually forgotten by the world. Still, for many people who had known the tower firsthand, it was a sublimely elegant example of a Buddhist pagoda. "The best contrived and noblest structure of all the East," wrote Le Comte, the French mathematician who had made a visit to China in the early 19th century. From an octagonal base about 97 feet in diameter, the tower's nine stories rose pyramidally to a height of about 260 feet. According to information obtained by an American missionary who journeyed to Nanjing in 1852, the original plan for the tower had called for 13 stories and a total height of about 330 feet. Although those ambitious dimensions were never realized, the smaller size made little difference, because size was not what made the structure so memorable for visitors. The brilliant white porcelain bricks that faced the tower were what made it so unforgettable. By day, the bricks glittered in the sun, and at night they were illuminated by perhaps as many as 140 lamps hanging around the exterior of the pagoda. Worked into the porcelain panels were colorful stoneware tiles with green, yellow, white, and brown glazes forming images of animals, landscapes, flowers, and bamboo.








    JAMES BOND 007

    SEAN CONNERY

    GEORGE LAZENBY

    ROGER MOORE

    TIMOTHY DALTON

    PIERCE BROSNEN

    DANIEL CRAIG
    DOCTOR NO

    STARING
    Sean Connery……James Bond
    Ursula Andress .... Honey Ryder
    Joseph Wiseman .... Dr. No
    Jack Lord .... Felix Leiter
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    MUSIC
    The James Bond Theme...John Barry
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    STARING
    Sean Connery……James Bond
    Daniela Bianchi .... Tatiana Romanova
    Lotte Lenya .... Rosa Klebb
    Robert Shaw .... Donovan 'Red' Grant
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    MUSIC
    From Russia With Love....Matt Monroe
    GOLDFINGER

    STARING
    Sean Connery……James Bond
    Honor Blackman.... Pussy Galore
    Gert Frobe ...Auric Goldfinger
    Shirley Eaton.....Jill Masterson
    Harold Sakata....Oddjob
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    MUSIC
    Goldfinger.....Shirley Bassey
    THUNDERBALL

    STARING
    Sean Connery……James Bond
    Luciana Paluzzi....Fiona Volpe
    Adolfo Celi.....Largo
    Rik Van Nutter.....Felix Leiter
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    MUSIC
    Thunderball.....Tom Jones



    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

    STARING
    Sean Connery……James Bond
    Aki.....Akiko Wakabayashi
    Kissy Suzuki.....Mie Hama
    Ernst Stavro Blofeld.....Donald Pleasence
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Tiger Tanaka — Tetsuro Tamba
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    You Only Live Twice..... Nancy Sinatra
    ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

    STARING
    James Bond.....George Lazenby
    Tracy di Vicenzo.....Diana Rigg
    Ernst Stavro Blofeld.....Telly Savalas
    Marc-Ange Draco.....Gabriele Ferzetti
    Sir Hilary Bray — George Baker
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    All The Time in The World... Louis Armstrong
    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

    STARING
    James Bond.....Sean connery
    Tiffany Case...Jill St. John
    Ernst Stavro Blofeld.....Charles Gray
    Felix Leiter.....Norman Burton
    Willard Whyte.....Jimmy Dean
    Plenty O'Toole.....Lana Wood
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    Diamonds are Forever.....Shirley Bassey
    LIVE AND LET DIE

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Felix Leiter.....David Hedison
    Solitaire.....Jane Seymour
    Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big.....Yaphet Kotto
    Sheriff J.W. Pepper.....Clifton James
    Tee Hee Johnson.....Julius Harris
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    "Live and Let Die.....Paul McCartney & Wings
    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

    STARING
    James Bond.....Roger Moore
    Francisco Scaramanga.....Christopher Lee
    Mary Goodnight.....Britt Ekland
    Andrea Anders.....Maud Adams
    Nick Knack.....Hervé Villechaize
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    The Man With The Golden Gun.....Lulu
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Major Anya Amasova.....Barbara Bach
    Naomi.....Caroline Munro
    Karl Stromberg.....Curd Jürgens
    Jaws.....Richard Kiel
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    Nobody Does it Better".....Carly Simon
    MOONRAKER

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Jaws.....Richard Kiel
    Dr. Holly Goodhead.....Lois Chiles
    Sir Hugo Drax.....Michael Lonsdale
    Corinne Dufour.....Corinne Clery
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    Moonraker.....Shirley Bassey
    LIVE AND LET DIE

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Major Anya Amasova......Barbara Bach
    Karl Stromberg......Curd Jürgens
    Jaws.....Richard Kiel
    Naomi......Caroline Munro
    Fredrick Gray (Minister of Defence)...Geoffrey Keen
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    "Live and Let Die.....Paul McCartney & Wings
    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Felix Leiter.....David Hedison
    Solitaire.....Jane Seymour
    Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big.....Yaphet Kotto
    Sheriff J.W. Pepper.....Clifton James
    Tee Hee Johnson.....Julius Harris
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    The Man With The Golden Gun.....Lulu
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Felix Leiter.....David Hedison
    Solitaire.....Jane Seymour
    Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big.....Yaphet Kotto
    Sheriff J.W. Pepper.....Clifton James
    Tee Hee Johnson.....Julius Harris
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    Nobody Does it Better......Carly Simon
    MOONRAKER

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Jaws.....Richard Kiel
    Dr. Holly Goodhead....Lois Chiles
    Sir Hugo Drax.....Michael Lonsdale
    Corinne Dufour....Corinne Clery
    Dolly (Jaws's Girlfriend)....Blanche Ravalec
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    Moonraker....Shirley Bassey
    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Melina Havelock.....Carole Bouquet
    Milos Columbo....Topol
    Bibi Dahl.....Lynn-Holly Johnson
    Aristotle Kristatos.....Julian Glover
    Jacoba Brink.....Jill Bennett
    Bernard Lee .... M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    : For Your Eyes Only....Sheena Easton
    OCTOPUSSY

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Maud Adams.....Octopussy
    Louis Jourdan....Kamal Khan
    Kristina Wayborn....Magda:
    AVijay Amritraj....Vijay:
    Kabir Bedi....Gobinda
    Robert Brown.....M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    All Time High....Rita Coolidge
    A VIEW TO A KILL

    STARING
    James Bond....Roger Moore
    Max Zorin....Christopher Walken
    Stacey Sutton....Tanya Roberts
    May Day....Grace Jones
    Sir Godfrey Tibbett....Patrick Macnee
    Venz....Dolph Lundgren
    Robert Brown.....M
    Lois Maxwell .... Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    A View to a Kill.....Duran Duran
    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

    STARING
    James Bond....Timothy Dalton
    Felix Leiter....John Terry
    Brad Whitaker....Joe Don Baker
    Kara Milovy....Maryam d'Abo
    SKamran Shah....Art Malik
    General Leonid Pushkin....John Rhys-Davies
    Robert Brown.....M
    Miss Moneypenny....Caroline Bliss
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    The Living Daylights....a-ha
    LICENCE TO KILL

    STARING
    James Bond....Timothy Dalton
    Pam Bouvier....Carey Lowell
    Franz Sanchez....Robert Davi
    Lupe Lamora...Talisa Soto
    Felix Leiter....David Hedison
    Sharkey- Frank McRae
    Robert Brown.....M
    Miss Moneypenny....Caroline Bliss
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    Licence to Kill....Gladys Knight
    GOLDENEYE

    STARING
    James Bond....Pierce Brosnan
    Sean Bean....Alec Trevelyan
    Izabella Scorupco....Natalya Simonova
    Famke Janssen....Xenia Onatopp
    Joe Don Baker....Jack Wade
    Robbie Coltrane....Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky
    Judi Dench....M
    Samantha Bond....Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    GoldenEye...Tina Turner
    TOMORROW NEVER DIES

    STARING
    James Bond....Pierce Brosnan
    Sean Bean....Alec Trevelyan
    Izabella Scorupco....Natalya Simonova
    Famke Janssen....Xenia Onatopp
    Joe Don Baker....Jack Wade
    Robbie Coltrane....Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky
    Judi Dench....M
    Samantha Bond....Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    GoldenEye...Tina Turner
    THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

    STARING
    James Bond....Pierce Brosnan
    Sophie Marceau....Elektra King
    Robert Carlyle....Renard
    Denise Richards....Dr. Christmas Jones
    Robbie Coltrane....Valentin Zukovsky
    John Cleese....R
    Judi Dench....M
    Samantha Bond....Miss Moneypenny
    Q.....Desmond Llewelyn
    MUSIC
    The World is Not Enough....Garbage.
    DIE ANOTHER DAY

    STARING
    James Bond....Pierce Brosnan
    Halle Berry....Giacinta 'Jinx' Johnson
    Toby Stephens....Gustav Graves
    Rosamund Pike....Miranda Frost
    Rick Yune....Zao
    Will Yun Lee as Colonel Moon
    Judi Dench....M
    Samantha Bond....Miss Moneypenny
    John Cleese....Q
    MUSIC
    Die Another Day....Madonna.
    CASINO ROYALE

    STARING
    James Bond....Daniel Craig
    Eva Green....Vesper Lynd
    Mads Mikkelsen....Le Chiffre
    Jeffrey Wright....Felix Leiter
    Giancarlo Giannini....Rene Mathis
    Caterina Murino as Solange Dimitrios
    Judi Dench....M
    Simon Abkarian as Alex Dimitrios
    MUSIC
    You Know My Name....Chris Cornell
    QUANTUM OF SOLACE

    STARING
    James Bond....Daniel Craig
    Olga Kurylenko ... Camille
    Mathieu Amalric ... Dominic Greene
    Jeffrey Wright....Felix Leiter
    Giancarlo Giannini....Rene Mathis
    Gemma Arterton ... Strawberry Fields
    Judi Dench....M
    Jesper Christensen ... Mr. White
    MUSIC
    Another Way To Die....Jack White & Alicia Keys
    SKYFALL

    STARING
    James Bond....Daniel Craig
    Director....Sam Mendes
    Helen McCrory... Clair Dowar
    Bérénice Marlohe... Sévérine
    Ben Whishaw... Q
    Ralph Fiennes... Gareth Mallory
    Javier Bardem... Raoul Silva
    Naomie Harris... Eve
    Judi Dench... M
    Albert Finney... Kincade
    MUSIC
    SKYFALL....Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth
    SPECTRE

    STARING
    James Bond....Daniel Craig
    Director....Sam Mendes
    Léa Seydoux... Dr. Madeleine Swann
    Christoph Waltz ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld
    Ben Whishaw... Q
    Ralph Fiennes... M
    Dave Bautista... Mr. Hinx
    Naomie Harris... Eve Moneypenny
    Monica Bellucci... Lucia Sciarra
    Andrew Scott... Max Denbigh
    MUSIC
    Writing's on the Wall....Sam Smith