You Can Help Select Modern 7 Wonders of the World

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    Wonders Never Cease
    By Randy A. Salas, Minneapolis Star Tribune
    December 27, 2006

    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? The Colossus of Rhodes? The Lighthouse of Alexandria? They're all ancient history. So are the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus. Of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, only the Pyramids at Giza are still standing. Time to get a new Seven Wonders of the World, right? Enter a massive online voting campaign to do just that.

    New7Wonders, a nonprofit Swiss foundation, has organized the online campaign to pick the new Seven Wonders of the World under the motto: "Our heritage is our future." Even landmarks that don't receive the most votes can benefit.

    You can vote for seven of the 21 finalist landmarks until the winners are announced on July 7 - "07/07/07," as the foundation puts it - in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Here, in alphabetical order, are the 21 finalists for the new Seven Wonders of the World. The New7Wonders website includes fact sheets for each, as well as photos, kids' activities and more. The ones in bold got Web Search's votes. Don't agree? Then go to the website and vote.

    1. Acropolis, Athens, Greece
    2. Alhambra, Granada, Spain
    3. Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
    4. Chichen Itza Aztec site, Yucatan, Mexico
    5. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    6. Colosseum, Rome
    7. Easter Island Statues, Chile
    8. Eiffel Tower, Paris
    9. Great Wall, China
    10. Hagia Sophia church, Istanbul, Turkey
    11. Kyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan
    12. Kremlin/St.Basil's, Moscow
    13. Machu Picchu, Peru
    14. Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany
    15. Petra ancient city, Jordan
    16. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
    17. Statue of Liberty, New York
    18. Stonehenge, Amesbury, England
    19. Sydney Opera House, Australia
    20. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
    21. Timbuktu city, Mali

    for full article:
    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1206/bookmark_these122706.php3
     
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    Angkor Wat Temple
    Hagia Sophia church
    Machu Picchu
    Neuschwanstein Castle
    Petra ancient city
    Pyramids of Giza
    Taj Mahal
     
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    Sadly, Neuschwanstein is the only place on that list I've been to. It's a pretty cool place. :)
     
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    Another Angkor Wat temple complex found...
    :eusa_eh:
    Airborne laser reveals city under Cambodian earth
    Jun 17,`13 -- Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex.
     
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    Isn't that the one Disney uses as Cinderella's castle?
     
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    Pyramids of Giza Egypt

    Petra ancient city of Jordan

    Taj Mahal Agra, India

    Machu Piccu, Puru

    Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia

    Colosseum, Rome




    Some I've never even heard of before! So...I guess I'm flex.
     
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    We're a bit late, huh? :rofl:
     

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