Friday, December 23, 2005

7 Wonders - Old and New
An article about the New Seven Wonders of the world, the subject of the N7W Foundation, founded in the year 2000 by Swiss Bernard Weber. The old Seven Wonders included the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramid -all listed in a travel guide for Athenians compiled by Philon of Byzantium. The foundation is looking for seven new wonders: "Located at the Heidi-Weber-Museum in Zurich, the foundation is in search of seven new wonders through a global voting process. . . . Weber was in Kuala Lumpur recently to promote the project. He says his goal is to create seven enduring symbols of world unity while respecting and honouring the world's cultural diversity. . . . Weber says the main difference between the ancient and the modern wonders would be that the latter are chosen by millions of people from around the world instead of just one man. From June 2000 until the end of this year, people from all around the world can log on to the foundation's website and vote for their favourite choices for the new seven wonders".

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