Monday, May 21, 2007

Entry #69: The Wonders of the Modern Day World

The Seven "New" Wonders of the World published a count of the top 10 wonders voted by the internet community, as of May 7, 2007. You can continue to vote at the website above, with the winners to be declared July 7, 2007. A few countries, such as Egypt, have declared this vote as a publicity stunt for the travel agency, as the previous Wonders of the World were named by historians as opposed to a for-profit agency. Additionally, there are questions as to whether or not these wonders can be considered a world vote, as many of the inhabitants of the 22-sites shortlist and many people in the world at large lack internet access. You can find a list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Here.

Top 10:

Acropolis in Greece

Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico

Coliseum in Rome

Eiffel tower in Paris

Great Wall of China

Incan ruins of Machu Picchu

Petra in Jordan

Statues on Easter Island

Britain's Stonehenge

Taj Mahal in India

A chronological map of the Ancient Wonders below:

If I had the skills to paint, I'd do a painting of the above map in some cool way?

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