Stories tagged Seven Wonders of the World

Feb
07
2007

Stay or go: With a new list being compiled of the Seven Wonders of the World, should the Pyramids of Giza have to compete again? It's the only remaining original world wonder still in existance.
Stay or go: With a new list being compiled of the Seven Wonders of the World, should the Pyramids of Giza have to compete again? It's the only remaining original world wonder still in existance.
An effort is underway to identify the new Seven Wonders of the World. But the folks in Egypt aren’t happy about that.

You see, the Ancient Pyramids of Giza are the only remaining original wonders of the world that are still standing. They’re now included in the new poll of the new wonders of the world. But the Egyptians think they shouldn’t have to re-earn a spot on the new list.

I have to admit I’m very skeptical about this process. It’s an Internet vote open to anyone. You can participate by going to www.new7wonders.com. Voting runs until July 7.

To refresh your memory, the original Seven Wonders of the World included the pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

The new contenders for the World Wonder status are the Acropolis, Greece; Hagia Sophia, Turkey; the Colosseum, Italy; Neushwanstein Castle, Germany; Stonehenge, England; Alhambra, Spain; Kioumizu Temple, Japan; Sydney Opera House, Australia; Taj Mahal, India; Statute of Christ, Brazil; Machu Picchu, Peru; Statue of Liberty, USA; Effiel Tower, France; Great Wall of China; the Kremlin, Russia; Angkor, Cambodia; Petra, Jordan; Easter Island statues, Chile; and Chichen Itza, Mexico.

I have to admit I’m not familiar with all the places on this list. And some seem kind of out of place to me. Here are the seven I’d place my votes for:

Easter Island statues, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza and of course, the Giza Pyramids. I guess those the are the things that really make me wonder “How did they do that?”

Which seven would/will you vote for? Should the pyramids get a free pass onto the new list? Share your thoughts here about this new effort.