Seven: A heavenly number?
By Awni Kawar It could be bliss or else jinx, but no matter how you
configure it, the number 7 has its euphoric appeal. God's Creation
of The Universe took seven days in all (according to all monotheistic
religions); the ancient Egyptians considered the number 7 as a symbol of
perfection; there are seven deadly sins, seven colors in a rainbow and
seven dwarfs. Thousands of couples are hoping for luck by getting
hitched on 7.7.2007.Jordanians highly regard this date as the day when
their dream of having the ancient Red-Rose City of Petra nominated as
one of the new 7 wonders of the world, could become true. On that date,
all seven finalist cities will be announced during a special festive day
in Lisbon, Portugal. Petra competes with 20 other ancient & new
sites such as Giza Pyramids, Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower in Paris,
and-Opera House in Sydney.Our hopes of victory come from worldwide votes
since online voting requires 6 other votes to be included in addition to
one's favorite site. Having Petra nominated as one of the New 7
Wonders of the World will mean that Petra will enter into the
international tourism map and will gain massive worldwide
exposure.Let's hope that Petra will make it to the final list so
that tourism in Jordan would-boom again in line with our National
Tourism Strategy to double up the number of tourist arrivals to
Jordan.-nSeven: A heavenly number?
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