Even if you know what are the Seven Wonders of the World, did you know that they are about to become the old 7 Wonders of the World (not to be confused with the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World)? Or that there is a vote going on for the new 7 Wonder of the World, and that there is now an 8th World Wonder? Like it or not it’s true, but thanks to the Internet you can cast your vote for the new seven wonders of the world, and your vote for the 7 world wonders actually counts! (The Pyramids of Giza now have honourary status, hence there now being eight wonders of world acclaim.)
[In case we’ve confused you as to actually what are the 7 Wonders of the World, we’re going to give you a breakdown on the Seven Wonders of the World, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. But first, about that Internet vote for the new 7 Wonders of the World.]
In case you are wondering just who the heck are these New 7 Wonders people (the group calls themselves “N7W”), they explain that “The New 7 Wonders campaign was launched in 2000 by Swiss film producer, author and aviator Bernard Weber to select the seven new Wonders of the World via the first global voting campaign,” and the N7W Foundation “was created in 2001 by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber, with a mission to protect humankind’s heritage across the globe. The initial stages of the New7Wonders campaign were financed by Weber himself, aided by a small number of committed N7W Members.”
So basically, this guy thought “Hmm..there should be a new seven wonders of the world because of the original seven wonders of the world, only one remains standing,” and took it upon himself to create a campaign to create a new Seven Wonders of the World.
Now, whether you agree with this or not, it’s gained momentum, and it is happening. In fact, it’s just 45 days short of its conclusion as of the time of this writing, and will be culminating with a world-wide telecast of the New 7 Wonders ceremonies in Lisbon, Portugal, during which the New 7 Wonders of the World will be named.
So, if you care at all, you should probably vote.
The sites that have been nominated, and on which you can vote, are:
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The Pyramid of Chichen Itza
The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
The Easter Island Statues
The Eiffer Tower
The Great Wall of China
The Statue of Libery
The Sydney Opera House
The Taj Majal
In order to cast your vote, go to the New 7 Wonders of the World website.
And now, as promised, here are the various Wonders of the World lists, to help clear up any confusion:
The Original 7 Wonders of the World a/k/a The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Colossus of Rhodes
Temple of Artemis
Statue of Zeus
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Mausoleum of Maussollos
The 7 Wonders of the Modern World
Golden Gate Bridge
Empire State Building
The 7 Wonders of the Natural World
Great Barrier Reef
Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
Other “7 Wonders” lists that have been promulgated include the Seven Wonders of the Undersea World (Great Barrier Reef, Galapagos Islands, Deep-Sea Vents, Lake Baikal, Palau, Belize Barrier Reef, and the Northern Red Sea) and the Seven Tourist Travel Wonders (Taj Mahal, Great Pyramids of Giza, Great Wall of China, Galapagos Islands, Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, and the
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