Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Seven Wonders of the World

The ancient seven wonders of the world are taking their retirement and the world is voting for the “NEW 7 Wonders of the World”.

There are 21 new contenders competing for a place in history, but only seven will get crowned.

The contenders are:

The Acropolis of Athens (450 - 330 B.C.) Athens, Greece
Alhambra (12th century) Granada, Spain
Angkor (12th century) Cambodia
The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Christ Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Roman Colosseum (70 - 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy
Statues of Easter Island (10th - 16th Century) Easter Island, Chile
The Eiffel Tower (1887 - 89) Paris, France
The Hagia Sophia (532 - 537 A.D.) Istanbul, Turkey
The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 - 1644 A.D.) China
Kiyomizu Temple (749 - 1855) Kyoto, Japan
The Kremlin and Red Square (1156 - 1850) Moscow, Russia
Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru
Neuschwanstein Castle (1869 -1884) Schwangau, Germany
Petra (9 B.C. - 40 A.D.), Jordan
The Pyramids of Giza (2600 - 2500 B.C), Egypt
The Statue of Liberty (1886) New York City, U.S.A.
Stonehenge (3000 B.C. - 1600 B.C.) Amesbury, United Kingdom
Sydney Opera House (1954 - 73) Sydney, Australia
The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India
Timbuktu (12th century) Mali

So go to and vote for your favorites

[People are voting like mad so there’s a lot of traffic. The site might not work sometimes]

The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.


Outstander said...

I think; even if the Wonders of the worlds are for people of the world itself,
it shouldn't be elected by popularity. People tend to do misjudgements and be biast.
So it should be elected by a board of electors from experts from all over the world.

Hope that this wouldn't be another American Idol or Sirasa Super Star.

Azrael said...

There are many man made marvels in the world and you can’t just limit it to 7 and say they are more wondrous than the rest. I guess this is more like a sentimental / traditional thing I guess.

Even if we let experts decide, some people can make a fuss saying that the experts were biased. Knowing humans, this will be case. Take the 2012 Olympic Logo, experts designed it and the people hate it…This way people can’t say anything since they voted for it.