Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What Are the 7 Wonders of the World?

The list of candidates is in the article. You can cast your vote here.

Stonehenge makes list in new seven wonders vote - Yahoo! News: "LONDON (Reuters) - Only one of the ancient wonders of the world still survives -- now history lovers are being invited to choose a new list of seven.

Among 21 locations shortlisted for the worldwide vote is Stonehenge, the only British landmark selected.

The 5,000-year-old stones on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, will be up against sites including the Acropolis in Athens; the Statue of Liberty in New York; and the last remaining original wonder, the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo.

An original list of nearly 200 sites nominated by the public was narrowed to 21 by the organizers and experts, including the former director general of Unesco Professor Federico Mayor.

The vote is organized by a non-profit Swiss foundation called New7Wonders which specializes in the preservation, restoration and promotion of monuments, and the results will be announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon."

3 comments:

Scott Cupp said...

Well, I registered and voted. Included Stonehenge and Taj Mahal among others. Only voted for 2 items less than 500 years old (Taj and Neuschwanstein Castle).

Jeff Meyerson said...

Did you vote for Macchu Picchu, Bill?

Bill said...

How did you guess?