CJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
The new, official "seven wonders of the world" are as follows:
1). The Great Wall of China.
2). Petra, Jordan.
3). Christ the Redeemer, Brazil.
4). Machu Picchu, Peru.
5). Chichen Itza, Mexico.
6). Roman Colosseum, Italy.
7). Taj Mahal, India.
Firstly, I think two of them should not be on there, and should be replaced by two that should definately be on there:
Christ the redeemer and Taj Mahal should be replaced with the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt and the Heads on Easter Island.
Christ the redeemer and Taj Mahal are too recent, there is nothing ambiguous about them at all, there is no debate.
Two others that should really make up the 9 wonders of the world, are the Ankor wat in Cambodia, and the Acropolis in Greece.
Are there any wonders that you think should be placed on the list apart from these, or any you disagree with?
If you look at the ancient 7 wonders the Pyramid at Giza is there, and also gets an honorable mention in the New 7 wonders. The ancient wonders included the colossus of Rhodes and the light house at Alexandria which would, engineering wise, be on par with Christ the Redeemer and the Taj Mahal. There will always be debate over what they should be. Why not include the two gorges damn in China or the effiel tower which are engineering marvels of their time? The heads of easter island and stonehenge properly belong under the title, "seven mystries of the world".
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
Whichever ones were chosen, you are never going to please everyone. It's a fair selection, especially Petra and Machu Picchu, Stonehenge would have been a fair addition to the list, perhaps over some of the others, but that's just my opinion.
[Edited 2007-08-07 15:33:22]
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VC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
I find it hard to understand how the Panama Canal is not included. After having transited the canal and read how difficult it was to build, it will always be, to me anyway, one of the wonders of the world.