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Gunn
July 7th, 2007, 09:55 PM
BBC News - Global Vote picks Seven Wonders; ... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/6281284.stm) A non-profit foundation has named the Seven New Wonders of the World at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. The Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum in Rome and Jordan's Petra all made the list. The Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico and India's Taj Mahal were also picked, but England's Stonehenge and the Eiffel Tower in Paris missed out.
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Interesting. I thought Stonehenge would make the cut. Apparently, it didn't ... Oh, there's also this (http://www.new7wonders.com/).

Punishment
July 7th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Shame the ruins of Angkor didn't make it. Guess not to many people know of the hidden "Jewel of the Jungle" yet. Congrats to those who made. Though I havent heard of the one in Brazil. : /

Gunn
July 7th, 2007, 10:08 PM
The article forgot to include "the" in "Christ The Redeemer." It's pretty much a big statue of Jesus. Just think of the Statue of Liberty in the U.S.

goiterboy
July 7th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Where's the sydney opera house?.Lol

Ullion
July 7th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Machu Picchu was one of the originals, I believe? So it should stay on there forever unless it gets destroyed or other things literally beat it out in terms of awe.

I'd have to agree, I would have liked to see Angkor on there. I only know of it cuz' of a game I had for SUper Nintendo; Illusions of Gaia. Angkor Wat was one of the hardest lvls IMO.

The Collesseum and the Great Wall should definetaly be on there as well and am glad that they are. The Mayan ruins and the stonehedge I would have really been happy to see on the list as well. I've heard some pretty interesting stories behind those stones. ;D

I don't see why the Eiffel Tower was even on the list, if any tower it should be the CN Tower, being the currently highest building in existence... or has it been surpassed yet?

Gunn
July 7th, 2007, 10:47 PM
The CN Tower is yet to be surpassed when the Burj Dubai is completed, or so it is scheduled to be, in 2009.

Punishment
July 7th, 2007, 10:52 PM
Yeah sad to see why Angkor Wat didn't make it. It is the largest religous monumemt in existance. Not to mention it is also one of the few (if not the only one) still used as a place of worship for Buddhists.

G-Klav
July 10th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Machu Picchu was one of the originals, I believe? So it should stay on there forever unless it gets destroyed or other things literally beat it out in terms of awe.

It wasn't one of the originals, as it wasn't known by the ancient world around the Mediterranean.
Anyway, I think all candidates were worthy wonders.

The original 7 wonders were:

Great Pyramid of Giza (the only one still left)
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Colossus of Rhodes
Temple of Artemis
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Mausoleum of Maussollos
Lighthouse of Alexandria

Punishment
July 10th, 2007, 07:19 AM
It wasn't one of the originals, as it wasn't known by the ancient world around the Mediterranean.

Yeah the original wonders were kinda narrowed to only classical Greek and basically European monuments. Well I'm glad they did it and included a variety.

Hmm, I also agree on the Eiffel Tower being a candidate but come on it really cant compete against the likes of the Great Wall.