Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Seven Wonders of the World

New Seven Wonders of the World was a project that attempted to update the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a modern list of wonders. A popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the Swiss-based, government-controlled New7Wonders Foundation, with winners announced on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon. The New7Wonders Foundation claimed that more than 100 million votes were cast through the Internet or by telephone. Nothing prevented multiple votes, so the poll was considered "decidedly unscientific. According to John Zogby, founder and current President/CEO of the Utica, New York-based polling organization Zogby International, New7Wonders Foundation drove “the largest poll on record".

Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Great Wall of China, People's Republic of China

Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru 

Petra, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan  

Taj Mahal, Agra, India 

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