New 'Seven Wonders Of The World' Announced

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Great Pyramids of Giza have company again as one of the wonders of the world.

The results of a global poll to choose seven new wonders were announced Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum and India's Taj Mahal are among the architectural marvels named, along with Peru's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer, Jordan's Petra and Mexico's Chichen Itza.

100 million people around the world voted by Internet and phone message.

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the only surviving structures from the original seven wonders of the ancient world. They retain their status in addition to the new seven. Egyptian officials said it was a disgrace they had to compete.

The old seven wonders were the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Statue to Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.


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