The new 7 wonders of the world
Jul 10, 2007

Way back in March I wrote about a competition to pick a new '7 Wonders of the World' list. Hopefully some people read about it here and then voted. At any rate, the results are in, and we have a new list. My picks for the new list were:
  • Angkor Wat
  • Roman Colosseum
  • Moai (Easter Island Statues)
  • Great Wall of China
  • Kremlin
  • Petra
  • Stonehenge
The actual winners were:
  • Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Great Wall of China
  • Roman Colosseum
  • Petra
  • Machu Picchu
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Taj Mahal
So three of my seven picks actually made the list. Not bad, and I would have considered those three to be the best in there anyway. The only one I'm a little disappointed didn't make it was Stonehenge, but I'm glad that Machu Pichu and Chichén Itzá got on there; it's about time the Americas got some recognition for the incredible achievements of indigenous civilizations. One thing that would have been nice would have been to leave the Great Pyramid of Giza on the list. As they say in the National Geographic article, the Great Pyramid was not only the oldest of the structures on the original list, but it's the only one still surviving today. I think that right there should qualify it for a place on the current list.
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