With around 7 weeks to go until the July 7 deadline, the top 10 front-runners in the global poll to name the Seven “New” Wonders of The World has been revealed.
Leading the way so far after a pretty impressive 47 million votes are:
- Acropolis in Greece
Where in the world did the Pyramids go?
- Ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico
- Rome’s Colosseum
- The Eiffel Tower in Paris
- The Great Wall of China
- Incan ruins of Machu Picchu
- Petra in Jordan
- Statues on Easter Island
- Britain’s Stonehenge
- The Taj Mahal in India
Just in case you are wondering about the absence of Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza, they have been removed from the poll. As they are part of the original Ancient Wonders of the World, Egyptian officials felt their historical value should not be questioned and strangely enough submitted a protest at their inclusion. As a result of the protest, the Pyramids of Giza have been granted an honorary status and removed from the poll. Maybe it makes more sense in Egypt…?
If your favorites are not on this list of places in the lead for the coveted 7 positions, you better get voting, this is your last chance to have your say. Come on New York, where is the Statue of Liberty? Shame on you Australia, get voting to give the Sydney Opera House a fighting chance. Let’s get some “less ancient” places on the list!