08 July 2007

new 7 wonders

A new seven wonders of the world have been selected. There's a pretty good wikipedia page with pictures and links for the 21 finalists. Apparently the voting is somewhat suspect, and it seems that Egypt was pretty annoyed by the whole thing (the pyramids of Giza are the only surviving monuments from the original seven wonders, and Egyptian officials didn't think the pyrimids needed to compete again).

And here's the wikipedia page for the ('original') seven wonders of the ancient world. Looks like earthquakes are pretty rough on these things.

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