Tuesday, January 03, 2006

new seven wonders

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were compiled by Antipater of Sidon in 2BC. His list incluced:
- the Great Pyramid of Giza
- the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- the Statue of Zeus at Olympia
- the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
- the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
- the Colossus of Rhodes
- the Lighthouse of Alexandria

Today, only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains.

The New Seven Wonders Foundation now has a shortlist of 21 open for voting by anybody (voting ends one year from now). The shortlist includes:
- Acropolis in Athens, Greece
- Alhambra in Granada, Spain
- Angkor (Wat) in Cambodia
- Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico
- Christ Redeemer (statue) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Colosseum in Rome, Italy
- Easter Island Statues in Easter Island, Chile
- Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
- Great Wall in China
- Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
- Kyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan
- Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
- Machu Picchu in Peru
- Neuschwanstein Castle in F├╝ssen, Germany
- Petra in Jordan
- Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
- Statue of Liberty in New York, USA
- Stonehenge in Amesbury, United Kingdom
- Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia
- Taj Mahal in Agra, India
- Timbuktu in Mali

LINKS
- Vote here (you can also check out the pictures)
- BBC News

My human has only seen five of the 21 shortlisted. As much as we like the Sydney Opera House, new structures like that and the Statue of Liberty should really stand the test of time (hundreds of years) first.

Definite picks for the final seven should include Angkor Wat, Petra and Machu Picchu. Most new structures pale into insignificance by comparison.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.

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The last week was too good to last, and the days are back to normal (me being left home alone during the day). Another three days before the weekend again!

keisercat@wildmail.com

2 Comments:

Blogger Honeysuckle said...

How about the 7 wonders of the cat world? (my girth might be considered rather a great achievment for instance).

Friday, 06 January, 2006  
Blogger Keiser said...

honeysuckle, try Hills science diet r/d...

Sunday, 08 January, 2006  

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