The pyramids of Giza, the only surviving
structures from the original seven wonders of the ancient world, were
assured of retaining their status.
A Peruvian in national costume held up Machu
Picchu's award to the sky and bowed to the crowd with his hands clasped,
eliciting one of the biggest cheers from the audience of 50,000 people at a
soccer stadium in Portugal's capital, Lisbon.
Seven wonders voting heats
up among world audience
Thursday, July 05, 2007. Source
The Great Wall of China, the Colosseum in Rome
and Peru's Machu Picchu are leading contenders to be among the new seven
wonders of the world, as a massive poll draws to a close with votes already
cast by more than 90 million people, organizers say.
As the 8 p.m. EDT Friday voting deadline approaches, the rankings can still
change. Also in the top 10 are the Acropolis in Greece, Chichen Itza pyramid
in Mexico, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Easter Island, Christ the Redeemer statue
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Taj Mahal in India and Jordan's ancient city of
The winners will be announced on Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal.
Ranking of the New 7 Wonders
finalists as of June 7, 2007
2007 is the Year of New7Wonders -- More
50 Millions Votes in.