Seven Wonders of the Modern World
The campaign to pick the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" began in 1999 when Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber asked for nominations. Overall he received almost 200 from across the planet.
On July 8, 2007, the winners were announced at a glitzy show in Lisbon, Portugal, and the seven winners were chosen by the more than 95 million votes received. And the winners are....
- The Great Wall of China
- Petra in Jordan
- Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil
- Peru's Machu Picchu
- Mexico's Chichen Itza Pyramid
- Rome's Colosseum
- India's Taj Mahal
This new list does not replace the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, of which the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one still standing today. It only tries to offer a more realistic example of wondrous manmade objects still visible today.