2200 years is a long time to get around renewing anything, but we say better late than never. Forget the seven wonders of the ancient world, it’s time, in the 21st century, to let the people of the 42nd century know what we consider to be the seven wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China is one of the top 10 finalists:
According to the most recently published data, on May 7, the top 10 were the Great Wall of China, the Acropolis in Greece, the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Coliseum in Rome, the Eiffel tower in Paris, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Petra in Jordan, the statues on Easter Island, Britain’s Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal in India.
Following the destruction of Afghanistan’s giant Buddha statues at Bamyan by the Taliban, a Swiss filmmaker, curator and traveller Bernard Weber decided to set up the “New Seven World Wonders” contest in 2001.
Which seven make the final cut is decided by world-wide voting. If you want to join the millions of people around the world that have already voted, try visiting the official Seven Wonders site and casting your vote online.
The results are currently being tabulated,but this information is not available to the public. This fact is worrisome for many in China, because they don’t know where the Great Wall, the only entry from China, ranks, and now some people are worried: one report we read suggests that the Great Wall might have dropped out of the top 7, and remember, history will not remember who placed eighth through tenth.
The voting ends on 7.7.07 or July 7, 2007. That gives you another 38 days and 16 hours, according to the official site.
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