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#372990 - Sat Jul 07 2007 04:36 PM 7 New Wonders
pixiecat Offline
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I thought you may be interested to know that the 7 new wonders of the world were announced tonight and they are Machu Picchu, Petra, The Taj Mahal, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, The Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza and The Colosseum in Rome.
The Pyramids of Giza are honorary members as they were already one of the wonders of the world - so they were taken off the original voting list.
The new campaign now is to vote for the new 7 wonders of nature. You can go to the web site www.new7wonders.com from tomorrow (8th July) to vote.

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#372991 - Sat Jul 07 2007 04:57 PM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: pixiecat]
Copago Offline
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Ahhh it was on the news last night that they were to be announced and was surprised that they didn't have the results on this morning.

But now that I see the Sydney Opera House isn't on the list that would explain it. We tend to get a little miffed when we get left out of these things.

The list looks perfect - would love to see any of those on there but especially Machu Picchu and Petra.

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#372992 - Sat Jul 07 2007 05:15 PM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: Copago]
bloomsby Offline
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Many of the wonders seem to be additional ones from the ancient world ...

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#372993 - Sat Jul 07 2007 05:21 PM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: pixiecat]
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Surprised to see Christ the Redeemer up there, but hey, democracy and all that.
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#372994 - Sun Jul 08 2007 02:17 AM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: stuthehistoryguy]
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What a brilliant choice of brilliant landmarks. I'm glad that no modern buildings are on the list because they aren't what you would really call wonders. These wonders were built by people without cranes or metal so they really are fantastic.
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#372995 - Sun Jul 08 2007 04:37 AM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: angryllama]
The_lioness33 Offline
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I think the list is great. I'm a little disappointed that Ayers Rock wasn't on there, but I suppose it doesn't really qualify. I think I will vote for it on the natural wonders poll though.

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#372996 - Sun Jul 08 2007 07:13 AM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: pixiecat]
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Thank goodness the Sydney opera House wasnt included,the only wonder of this is that it was finished at all.
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#372997 - Sun Jul 08 2007 01:17 PM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: angryllama]
stuthehistoryguy Offline
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What a brilliant choice of brilliant landmarks. I'm glad that no modern buildings are on the list because they aren't what you would really call wonders. These wonders were built by people without cranes or metal so they really are fantastic.




This is why I'm surprised Christ the Redeemer is on the list. Shoot, I'd take The Statue of Liberty over the Brazilian icon. It's older, bigger, and is of deep significance to the American identity. Then again, I really would have picked Angkor Wat over both, and I really have no idea what the place of CtR is in many peoples' hearts.
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#372998 - Sun Jul 08 2007 02:04 PM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: stuthehistoryguy]
looby_lucifer Offline
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Back in 1962 'The Golden Book of Facts and Figures' held a similar poll for the 7 new wonders of the world. The results were:

1) Empire State Building. (U.S.)
2) Jodrell Bank Telescope. (England)
3) Golden Gate Bridge. (U.S.)
4) Panama Canal. (Panama)
5) Sputnik 1. (U.S.S.R)
6) Hoover Dam. (U.S.)
7) Nautilus. (U.S.)*

*The Nautilus in question was the first submarine driven by atomic power, it crossed under the north pole in 1958.

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#837155 - Tue Nov 06 2012 08:59 PM Re: 7 New Wonders [Re: looby_lucifer]
Jazmee27 Offline
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Interesting... to say the least smile
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