Sunday, July 08, 2007

the new 7 wonders of the world

chichen itza

in an online poll of 100 million people, the following wonders won a place in the top seven:

the great wall of china
the statue of christ the redeemer in rio de janeiro
petra in jordan
machu picchu in peru
the mayan ruins at chichen itza
the colosseum in rome
the taj mahal in india

i'm sure there will be lots of arguments and disappointments about this selection. for a start, the only one of the original wonders left in existence, the great pyramid of giza, didn't make it. also, several countries consciously marketed their own potential wonders to bump up the voting (and thence their tourist industry?).

i would have liked to see stonehenge in the list, but i didn't vote, so i cannot complain!

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