Ranking as of June 7, 2007.
Video: New 7
Wonders of the Ancient World
Pyramids of Giza out of contest
for New Wonders
Honorary New7Wonders Candidate
April 20, 2007. Source:
After careful consideration, the
New7Wonders Foundation designates the Pyramids of Giza—the only remaining of
the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World—as an Honorary New7Wonders Candidate.
The 7 New Wonders of the World will now be chosen by the people across the
globe from the 20 active New7Wonders candidates.
Ranking of the New 7 Wonders
finalists as of March 15, 2007
2007 is the Year of New7Wonders -- More
28 Millions Votes in.
March 15, 2007.
Press Release: Latest New7Wonders Ranking Turns Up the Heat
New7Wonders may surprise many—the current
ranking, listed below, shows that the race is still open.
Both the Statues of Easter Island and the Kremlin/St. Basil’s have dropped
markedly—the Easter Island Moai figures are not longer in the top 7 and the
Russian cathedral and Kremlin are now in the bottom 7. On the other hand,
the Alhambra in Spain has moved from the bottom group to the middle, and the
Pyramid at Chichén Itzá is now in the top 7 group.
Top 7, alphabetically:
Yucatan, Mexico (before 800 A.D.) Worship and
(70 - 82 A.D.) Joy and Suffering
Great Wall, China
(220 BC and 1368-1644 AD)
Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
(1460-1470) Community and Dedication
Petra, Jordan (9 B.C.
- 40 A.D.) Engineering and Protection
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
(2600 - 2500 B.C), Immortality and Eternity
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
(1630 A.D.) Love and Passion
Middle 7, alphabetically:
(450 - 330 B.C.) Civilization and Democracy
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
(12th century) Dignity and Dialog
(12th century) Beauty and Sanctity
Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1931)
Welcoming and Openness
Eiffel Tower, Paris,
(1887 - 89) Challenge and Progress
Statues of Easter
(10th - 16th Century) Mystery and Awe
Stonehenge, Amesbury, UK(3000
BC - 1600 BC) Intrigue and Endurance
Last 7, alphabetically:
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul,
Turkey (532 - 537 A.D.) Faith and Respect
Temple, Kyoto, Japan
(749 - 1855) Clarity and Serenity
Russia (1156 - 1850) Fortitude and Symbolism
Fussen, Germany (1869 -1884) Fantasy and
Liberty, New York, USA (1886) Generosity and
Sydney Opera House,
Australia (1954 - 73) Abstraction and
(12th century) Intellect and Mysticism
The vote is organized by a non-profit Swiss foundation
called New7Wonders which specializes in the preservation,
restoration and promotion of monuments, and the results will
be announced on July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07, in Lisbon,
Portugal, considered a neutral venue as the country has no
contending landmark of its own.
More than 28 million votes have already been lodged, including
many from India, for the Taj Mahal; China, for the Great
Wall and from Peru for Machu Picchu, the fortress city of
Votes can be made online, at