The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll. Jordan's Petra was the seventh winner. Peru's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid also made the cut.

About 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll. The seven beat out 14 other nominated landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island in the Pacific, the Statue of Liberty, the Acropolis, Russia's Kremlin and Australia's Sydney Opera House.

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Do you think it was a good idea to change the Wonders of the World?
The Great Wall of China, Rome`s Colosseum, India`s Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll. Jordan`s Petra was the seventh winner. Peru`s Machu Picchu, Brazil`s Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico`s Chichen Itza pyramid also made the cut.

About 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll. The seven beat out 14 other nominated landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island in the Pacific, the Statue of Liberty, the Acropolis, Russia`s Kremlin and Australia`s Sydney Opera House.

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14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/12/07 - 2:12:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think we should view them as two seperate things- "The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" and "The Seven Wonders of the Modern World", rather than think of the new ones of replacing the old ones.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/13/07 - 10:24:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/12/2007 2:12:08 PM fortune_cell wrote:
I think we should view them as two seperate things- "The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" and "The Seven Wonders of the Modern World", rather than think of the new ones of replacing the old ones.

I agree. Why the need to change them anyway?

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/15/07 - 2:58:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
They were not changed. This was a poll, by a private organization.

And it was interesting. The money raised will be for the rebuilding of the Ancient Buddhas of Afghanistan.

The same group plans to do the same thing with 7 new natural wonders of the world.

You have up to 08 08 2008 to vote. They take nominations as well.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/15/07 - 3:01:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not a good idea at all. Why not just add? Have more than just seven?
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/15/07 - 3:56:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, they should have been left as they were.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/15/07 - 4:04:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think everyone has different landmarks that they are intrigued by. I don't think I'm that bothered by what some people see as the Seven wonders because mine would probably be different, so I don't really care.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/15/07 - 4:13:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think we should have changed them. The original 7 wonders were known by everyone, and because most dont still exist it made them special. At least if they wanted to create new 7 wonders, they shouldnt have decided by voting, but decided themselves. The results of polls always turn out a little off..
I think its strange the Chirst Statue is a wonder, it may be large and amazing but its a religious symbol.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/15/07 - 8:06:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I mean, they are wonders, and always will be. They shouldnt change it to lame ass things like 'the internet' no. fu-k that
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/15/07 - 8:40:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with the first poster... keep the ancient wonders and make a new list for modern wonders.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 12:36:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think many of the "new" wonders really came from the modern world, though. Machu Pichi, Chichen Itza can't really be called modern.

Abzurd... really? New Natural World Wonders? How is that going to work? I can't recall too many natural wonders that have just appeared recently.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/20/07 - 8:45:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with what everyone else is saying, make two lists. I liked the old seven wonders, and I don't like the new ones.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/9/07 - 12:48:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
They were never "changed". Somebody just tried to do it.

I want to see those gone with time. Too bad I can't.




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