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

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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.
The discovery was announced late Monday in a peer-reviewed paper released early by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The laser scanning revealed a previously undocumented formal urban planned landscape integrating the 1,200-year-old temples.

The airborne lasers produced a detailed map of a vast cityscape, including highways and previously undiscovered temples, hidden beneath dense vegetation atop Phnom Kulen mountain in Siem Reap province. It was the lost city of Mahendraparvata. "What we have now with this instrument is just `bang' - all of a sudden, an immediate picture of an entire city that people didn't know was there before, which is remarkable," University of Sydney archaeologist Damian Evans, the study's lead author, told Australia's The Age in a video interview from Cambodia. "So instead of this kind of very long gradual process, you have this kind of sudden eureka moment where you bring the data up on screen the first time and there it is - this ancient city very clearly in front of you."


Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex stands in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples complex. The discovery was announced late Monday, June 17, 2013, in a peer-reviewed paper released early by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The laser technology, known as lidar, works by firing laser pulses from an aircraft to the ground and measuring the distance to create a detailed, three-dimensional map of the area. It's a useful tool for archaeologists because the lasers can penetrate dense vegetation and cover swaths of ground far faster than they could be analyzed on foot. Lidar has been used to explore other archaeological sites, such as Stonehenge.

In April 2012, the Australian researchers loaded the equipment onto a helicopter, which spent days crisscrossing the dense forests from 800 meters above the ground. The team then confirmed the findings with an on-foot expedition through the jungle. "We had reasonable expectations, I guess, of what we would find using the lidar data, but what we've ended up with has just blown our minds," Evans told The Age. "It's just absolutely incredible what we can see." The researchers theorize the civilization at Mahendraparvata eventually collapsed because of deforestation and broken canals and reservoirs.

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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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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.
We're a bit late, huh? :rofl:
 

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