Only one of the ancient wonders of the world still survives — now history lovers are being invited to choose a new list of seven.
Check out the exciting New 7 Wonders of the World campaign, the world’s first-ever global vote.
The vote is organized by a non-profit Swiss foundation called New7Wonders which specializes in the preservation, restoration and promotion of monuments, and the results will be announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon.
About 20 million votes have already been lodged, including many from India, for the Taj Mahal; China, for the Great Wall and from Peru for Machu Picchu, the fortress city of the Incas.
I just voted for my favorite 7 of the 21 finalists that are competing. I am afraid that Indonesia’s Borobudur temple was out of the list.
The 21 finalists for the New Seven Wonders of the World, alphabetically:
- Acropolis, Athens, Greece
- Alhambra, Granada, Spain
- Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia
- Chichen Itza Aztec site, Yucatan, Mexico
- Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Colosseum, Rome
- Easter Island Statues, Chile
- Eiffel Tower, Paris
- Great Wall, China
- Hagia Sophia church, Istanbul, Turkey
- Kyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan
- Kremlin/St.Basil’s, Moscow
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany
- Petra ancient city, Jordan
- Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
- Statue of Liberty, New York
- Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom
- Sydney Opera House, Australia
- Taj Mahal, Agra, India
- Timbuktu city, Mali