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post #1 of 24
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http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=633&L=0

the new 7 wonders of the world? please. give me a break.
and 3 of them in south america? sorry you cant tell me chichen itza or chirst the redeemer(but it does looks cool) is better then angkor wat, or borobuder in indo.
post #2 of 24
Or Stonehenge, or the statues of Easter Island, or The Pyramids of Giza? Now THOSE are wonders!

I wonder what the criteria was?
post #3 of 24
I think that the Hagia Sophia should have been one. To take it a step further the cathedral was located in the city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul after Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453). Constantinople itself could have been considered a wonder of the world, especially when considering the how important the city was. It was located in a lucrative trade region and it was also of extreme strategic importance- especially to the Muslims who viewed the taking of the city as the gateway to spreading Islam into Europe.
post #4 of 24
I agree. What a joke. Apparently it was just a website started by some guy and isn't official or even taken that seriously, despite all the surrounding hoopla. Stonehenge should definitely have been there, IMO, and the pyramids.

Nope, I'm quite happy with the original seven wonders. Us humans, we just manage to take the wonder out of everything.
post #5 of 24
Er... I've been to Chichen Itza. Truly the most amazing thing I've ever seen. I can see why it might be on there. But really, I've never been anywhere else on this sight, so I have no room to judge.
post #6 of 24
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Er... I've been to Chichen Itza. Truly the most amazing thing I've ever seen. I can see why it might be on there. But really, I've never been anywhere else on this sight, so I have no room to judge.

sure you can. that what it is all about to judge what you think
chichen itaz is a wonder, that is no doubt about it. IMO there are better things. But that is what i think.
post #7 of 24
I think the fact that we have to vote on the wonders of the world is ridiculous. Wasn't Stonehedge once a 7 wonder? Or the Giza pyramids? Unless one of the 7 wonders is destroyed from some form of cause, IMO they should remain on the list.
post #8 of 24
I definitely think Petra and Machu Picchu should be there. Both of them are really awesome. I would love to see them.
post #9 of 24
I think that Stonehenge and the Acropolis should have been on the list!

The Statue - it is just a statue - come on people!
post #10 of 24
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Or Stonehenge, or the statues of Easter Island, or The Pyramids of Giza? Now THOSE are wonders!

I wonder what the criteria was?
The Pyramids of Giza had an guaranteed spot. So we actually have 8 wonders of the world. Oh and all were nominated by the people and voted on by the people.
post #11 of 24
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I definitely think Petra and Machu Picchu should be there. Both of them are really awesome. I would love to see them.
I so agree with this, especially about Petra. The first time that I saw it was in the 2nd (or 3rd) Indiana Jones movie. Walking deep into an vertical crack in a vast mountain, and when you walk out of it, you are standing in the courtyard of Petra's treasury building. I was sure that it had to be a movie set, surely no ancient city could be some fantastically preserved....but nope, it's real, literally carved into the cliff face..



And it's actually quite large...the city proper covers most of a huge mountain plateau beyond this point....I want to see it someday.
post #12 of 24
Petra just blows me away. If you have read the Left Behind books, Petra figures prominently in the last books. It is the safe place the Jewish people run to and they are protected there supernaturally from the Anti-Christ.
post #13 of 24
I'm not sure why some of the choices were even on the list. The Pyramids of Giza were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, in fact it's the only one still standing. So how could it have been one of the new wonders?
post #14 of 24
I think some may be confused on how this was done. First they had people nominate their picks for 7 wonders of the world. I believe I read in a news article there were over 200 nominees. From that list the judges when to each site and looked at each wonder. From there the narrowed it down to 20 nominees. Of that 20 the whole world got to vote on the top 7 wonders. Thats how we got the new 7 wonders.

Giza was given their spot. Because they are the oldest still standing they thought it was unfair they had to compete for one of the 7 spots. The judges agreed and gave them a spot. Thats why there are 8 not 7.

Whether or not its offical I have not a clue.
post #15 of 24
I really hope this isn't going to be used to replace the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which are:
The Great Pyramid at Giza
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Statue of Zeus at Olympus
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
The Great Mausoleum (the Mausoleum of Maussllos) at Hellicarnassus
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Great Lighthouse of Alexandria

There are also lists for the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages and the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Why would another list be needed?

Middle Ages:
The Great Wall of China
Hagia Sofia
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
The Colosseum in Rome (this should be more of an Ancient Wonder, IMO)
Stonehenge

Modern World:
Channel Tunnel
CN Tower
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Itaipu Dam
Delta Works
Panama Canal
post #16 of 24
I'm a bit disappointed that Stonehenge, which I've actually visited, wasn't selected, whereas something as modern as the Christ Redeemer in Brazil was. Still, the selections weren't too bad. Thank goodness the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower or Neuschwanstein weren't chosen, because they also don't seem to qualify as "wonders".
post #17 of 24
Well and IMO my interpretation of "wonders" questions how or why the structure was built. Castle Neuschwannstein while a beautiful castle has records how it was built as well as the Eiffel Tower.

Machu Picchu doesn't have much in the way of why it was built (summer vacation perhaps?) and how and why Stonehenge was built is theorized, but nothing has been confirmed.
post #18 of 24
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Well and IMO my interpretation of "wonders" questions how or why the structure was built. Castle Neuschwannstein while a beautiful castle has records how it was built as well as the Eiffel Tower.

Machu Picchu doesn't have much in the way of why it was built (summer vacation perhaps?) and how and why Stonehenge was built is theorized, but nothing has been confirmed.
oh i dont mind machu picchu on the list, But i was reading where like in rio, they where giving people free sms to vote. SO that was why we end up with that many in south america
post #19 of 24
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Well and IMO my interpretation of "wonders" questions how or why the structure was built. Castle Neuschwannstein while a beautiful castle has records how it was built as well as the Eiffel Tower.

Machu Picchu doesn't have much in the way of why it was built (summer vacation perhaps?) and how and why Stonehenge was built is theorized, but nothing has been confirmed.
I totally agree. I think the mystery surrounding how these structures got there in the first place is what defines them as `wonders'.
post #20 of 24
I'm going to have to side with the people that aren't likeing all the new wonders. The Great Wall of China.... How is that a wonder exactly?? Maybe this is the wonder about it. How did so many people agree to die for this wall? ..... or maybe: Did these people know they were dying for this wall when they signed up?

I like some of the new wonders but I don't know, I liked the first 7 more.
post #21 of 24
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I think that Stonehenge and the Acropolis should have been on the list!

The Statue - it is just a statue - come on people!


I can't believe those two didn't make it, and a stupid statue did.
post #22 of 24
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Or Stonehenge, or the statues of Easter Island, or The Pyramids of Giza? Now THOSE are wonders!

I wonder what the criteria was?
I agree!

I also wasn't aware that the "7 wonders" every changed.

To me a "wonder" is just that, an amazing and mysterious feat. To this day there is only speculation about how The Pyramids might have been constructed with such precise mathematical calculations and intricacy. Or the reason for Stonehenge.

To me a wonder is not a modern may constructed statue sitting on a hill.
post #23 of 24
This is where they list the criteria:
http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=583&L=0
post #24 of 24
I don't think they are changing the original 7 wonders, just making a new list as has been done in the past with the 'modern 7 wonders'

I also think it is a little unfair to say from the beginning that there would only be one finalist per country, it should be based on merit and is across history, a country has more than one 'wonder' that should be recognised.
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