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Seven New Wonders

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Can you name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

(Neither could I. To refresh your memory, they are, in chronological order: The Great Pyramids of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Phew!)

The famous list was composed by Philon of Byzantium in 200 B.C. Could it be time for an update?


The New7Wonders foundation thinks so. In 2001, Swiss-born Canadian filmmaker, museum curator, aviator, and explorer Bernard Weber created a website where any visitor could vote for seven new(er) man-made marvels, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Sydney Opera House.

Cast your vote soon—the online, phone and SMS polls close at midnight GMT on July 6th.

Hat tip: Britannica Blog

Image: Flickr