The New Seven Wonders

The new Seven Wonders of the World have finally been selected, and I must say, they took their time. First, here are the ‘older’ wonders that are no longer classified as wonderful:

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Great Pyramid of Giza

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus

Colossus of Rhodes

Lighthouse of Alexandria

The campaign to select new wonders was started round about 1999 by a Bernard Weber and his Swiss foundation called New7Wonders. The foundation has received almost 200 nominations and a 100 million web and text based votes. Of course there are numerous criticism of the methodology of the survey, but considering how ambitious the project is, it is obviously impossible to conduct it to everyone’s satisfaction.

Here are the newly selected wonders:

7 New Wonders of the World 

The Great Wall of China

Rome’s Colosseum,

India’s Taj Mahal

Peru’s Macchu Picchu

Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer

Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid

Jordan’s Petra

I must say, its too bad the Easter Island’s statues didn’t make the list though I am quite glad the Statue of Liberty did not make it. I mean really! It also appears that the Pyramids of Giza will retain their previous position, so I am assuming that we have 8 wonders of the world. ‘Wonder’ how long these will last..

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2 comments
  1. oh well, I think I will always refer to the old ones when I say ‘seven wonders’ 🙂

  2. kadalay said:

    They could add The Great Wall of Zion that the Israelis are building in Palestine which is three times as taller as the Berlin Wall and call it the 8th Wonder of the New World…!

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