Monday, January 18, 2010

The 'New' 7 Wonders of the World

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By Simi Sulu

The New Seven Wonders of the World is something that the numerous people would like to see. Travelers enjoy to see the 7 New Wonders if they go via river or ocean cruise. In the year 2007, July the results of the New 7 Wonders of the World were publicized in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It was in the year 2009 that the campaign was started to select the new 7 man-made wonders of the world. The people all around the globe came forward to nominate their favorite choices. In January 2006 the International panel of judges was formed. These 21 finalists were later on posted at the site of New 7 Wonders. There were more than 100 million votes from all around the globe which decided upon the seven winners.

The notion of choosing the New 7 Wonders was derived by the Ancient 7 Wonders of the World; these were compiled in 200 B.C by Philon of Byzantium. The list given by Philon was used as a travel guide by other people in Athens, it was seen that all the sites which were man-made were situated in the Mediterranean Sea basin. Regrettably, now only one of the original 7 wonders of the olden world is in existence today, this is The Pyramids of Egypt. The other 6 early wonders were: the Temple of Artemis, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Statue of Zeus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

• The Taj Mahal in India
• Petra in Jordan
• The Great Wall of China in northern China
• Chichen Itza in Mexico
• The Statue of Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
• Machu Picchu in Peru
• The Colosseum in Rome

Other nominees of finalists are:

• Acropolis in Athens, Greece
• Angkor in Cambodia
• Eiffel Tower in Paris
• Easter Island Statues in the South Pacific Ocean
• Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
• Kremlin in Moscow
• Kiyomizu Temple in Japan
• Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
• Statue of Liberty in New York City
• Sydney Opera House in Australia
• Pyramids of Egypt
• Stonehenge in Great Britain
• Timbuktu in Mali

The New 7 Wonders Foundation is also running a contest for The Natural Wonders. The procedure of selection will be very much similar to the one which was adopted for the man-made wonders. These wonders are just worth admiring and leave its spectators awestruck.

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