The New Seven Wonders of the World

July 9, 2007 at 4:49 am | Posted in trivia | 27 Comments

great_wall

Great Wall Of China

 

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Taj Mahal in India

 

machu_picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru

 

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Statue of Christ Redeemer in Brazil

 

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Rome Colosseum in Italy

 

mayan_pyramid

The Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico

 

petra

Petra in Jordan

The new seven Wonders of the World is selected through a global votation, the largest of its kind. It was organised by the Zurich-based non-profit organisation, New7Wonders.

The campaign to name the new wonders was launched by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber in 1999. Almost 200 nominations came in and the list was narrowed to 21 at the beginning of 2006.

For inclusion in the list, the new wonders had to be man-made, completed by 2000 and in an “acceptable” state of preservation.

Each continent had to be represented by at least one wonder, but there could not be more than one per country. The ancient wonders were mainly concentrated in the Mediterranean area.

“They should become symbols of unity in the modern world, just as the original seven wonders were symbols of the ancient world”, Weber said.

However, new wonders campaign has not been universally recognized. The United Nations’ cultural organization, UNESCO, has distanced itself from the initiative. It has its own World Heritage list.

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  1. Hi there. I’m here as promised. I’ve checked out some of your articles. Good selection. Interesting too. I was just wondering what happened to the Banaue Rice Terraces?

    Good luck to your blog.

  2. I love the pics. Makes me want to visit each one. 🙂

  3. Very nice write up and great pictures of the new wonders.

  4. Very nice new wonders of the world! I wouldnt really call Petra a new wonder but hey.

  5. I have only been to the Colosseum, I need to travel more 🙂

  6. hi there.
    neat blog. i love it.

    it’s just sad, the banaue rice terraces or the bohol chocolate hills of the philippines wasn’t included. even on the list of 20 wonders.

    haha

    hope you can visit my blog.

  7. NICE SITE, LOVE THE PICS.

  8. I have recently been visiting Rome and there are so many amazing buildings in Rome, not only Colosseum. The queue to buy tickets for the guided tours to Colosseum was very long …

  9. Interesting list, the Seven wonders. I would die to go to Rome, it is on my list of places to visit. I think it is absolutely beautiful and rich with history. What made you post on this topic? Missy.

  10. Hello Missy,
    I have posted the Seven Wonders of the World because it is a very interesting places, right???I just want to share the idea about the great things in the world.

  11. I live near a UNESCO site Le Cite Carcassonne which is fairly awesome when you consider the history but like most of these places it’s inundated with people ! Good luck with the blog.

  12. nice blog..
    and this post is really good.
    pics r also very good.

  13. I’ve not heard most of them before. Wonders.

  14. A great way to start any day, to be aware of the wonderful examples of nature around the globe.
    Puts everything into perspective I guess.

    Denise

  15. this is very interesting post… love it.. just wondering why they have to change the 7 wonder of the world from year to year. i got confius now..

  16. I think this is interesting, but I agree with UNESCO – how can you pick just seven? There are so many wonders!

  17. ever since that Petra came out on the papers, my eyes have always been fixed to it. so intriguing. a must-visit. need to save money hehehe

  18. Very interesting blog! Thanks for inviting us to view it. 🙂

  19. iam so happy for selecting Taj Mahal 🙂

  20. I’m sad because of Borobudur temple of Indonesia is not included there again.

  21. Interesting blog with nice pics. New 7 wonders is it necessary. I made a post on my blog on this new 7 wonders too. Overall a nice blog..keep it up and have a great success.

  22. Interesting blog…

    Keep it up..

    🙂

  23. Hi Mariecon,

    Nice blog you have here. I love your posts. By the way, you’ve been tagged http://www.donnasonlyhope.com/?p=31. 😛

  24. shuqba cave in palestine is one of the most great
    place in the world. i hope next year shuqba cave will be one of the seven wonder of the world.
    all the pics are nice, and i liked them.

  25. hi im from Philipines!
    for me the rice terraces is one of the greatest tourist spot ever.. try to visit here, so that you will see how great is that………

  26. 🙂 very gooood

  27. the banaue rice terraces should have been included. i guess the Mayan ruins were not as deserving as most that made it to the list of finalists.


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