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Seven: A heavenly number?

By Awni Kawar It could be bliss or else jinx jinx  
1. A person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck.

2. A condition or period of bad luck that appears to have been caused by a specific person or thing.

, 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 according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 all monotheistic religions); the ancient Egyptians This is a list of ancient Egyptian people who have articles on Wikipedia. A
  • Ahhotep, queen (17th dynasty)
  • Ahmose, princess (17th dynasty)
  • Ahmose, queen (18th dynasty)
  • Ahmose, prince and high priest (18th dynasty)
 considered the number 7 as a symbol of perfection; there are seven deadly sins (R. C. Ch.) willful and deliberate transgressions, which take away divine grace; - in distinction from vental sins. The seven deadly sins are pride, covetousness, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and sloth.

See also: Sin
, 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 Various Wonders of the World lists have been compiled over the ages in order to catalogue the most spectacular natural and manmade constructions. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of remarkable manmade creations of classical antiquity, and was based on , 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 The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan borders present day countries Saudi Arabia, Syria, Israel, West Bank, Iraq, and Egypt via the Red Sea. Tourism accounts for a large part of Jordan's economy. Jordanian hospitality is well noted by its rash of western tourists.  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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Publication:The Star (Amman, Jordan)
Date:Jul 7, 2007
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