‘Seven Wonders’ Released.
And The Winners of the New Seven Wonders of the World are !!!
Pyramids in Giza image courtsey: tourism-egypt.com.eg
Chichen Itza image courtsey: wikipedia.org
3. Taj Mahal Agra
Taj Mahal image courtsey: wikipedia.org
4. Petra of Jordan located in an ancient city of Petra, Jordan built on a terrace in Wadi Musa (Valley of Mosses) was capital of Arab Kingdom of Nebastius. It had a promising past under the Romans who came after Nebastius in AD 106. Most of the structures as well as infra-structures like water tunnels are carved out of rock. The tomb of Ad dayer though incomplete its facade even served as a church to Christians who had to live there fearing repression.
Petra of Jordan image courtsey: wikipedia.org
5. The Coliseum of
6. Machu Pichu of Peru represents a wonderful Incan culture that prevailed in
Machu Pichu of Peru image courtsey: wikipedia.org
7. Christ the Redeemer of
Seven is not eight!
There is a contradiction in selecting seven wonders other than Pyramids as the total number comes to eight. It would have been appropriate if six would have selected other than Pyramid of Giza as it is the only existing wonders of the original seven. Seven should have been kept as seven itself in 7 – 7 - 2007, Deferring to stretching to 8 – 8 – 2008!
Loss of wisdom!
The high profile canvassing via SMS also have made a balanced decision impossible, and number of structures lost the covetable status in the battle-cry. Kerala articles presented a list of 7 of which Taj Mahal alone emerged winner. The other six were