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Old March 15th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #81
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SO what?! piramids are already on the 7 wonders of the world!

and the worlds most usless post award goes to Victhor!
You said the Stonehenge deserves a place in the top because of the difficulty to build it, and I said that's not important since there were a lot of constructions hundreds times harder to build than the Stonehenge with the same age, not only the piramids of Gize, but also previous piramids and temples in Egypt and the Mesopotamian zigurats, the Stonehenge was maybe the most important construction for a 3rd world region (Europe) for that age, but far from the 1st world civilizations like the Mesopotamia, Egypt or Harappa, and there are also a lot of structures of that kind all around Europe, smaller but older and of the same technology, just 50 km from my house I have 2 of them, built 500-1000 years before the Stonhenge (http://www.nuevaacropolismalaga.org/..._antequera.php)

and, by the way, I find insulting those people who really thinks the Liberty deserves a place among the new 7 wonders, if they want to vote something from their country, it's ok, everyboy does that, but don't let anyone else know you really think that, or people will laugh on your culture, there are other constructions in the USA that deserves it more than the Liberty (Chrysler Building, the Empire State, the Flatiron, Woolworth, even the Seagram building, and a lot I don't even know)
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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:52 AM   #82
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I just entered to this page and thread, and the first thing I noticed is that nobody wrote the country of the easter island that correspond to Chile, even in the first post. I would like to emphasized this, because everyone is proud of his country wonder participating in this voting and as a chilean I also am.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #83
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I dont know if anyone has posted this yet, but there are actual lists that exist:

Engineering Wonders

New Wonders

Modern day things that should Definitely be on there:

Skyscrapers (in general)
Channel Tunnel
Delta Works
Golden Gate Bridge
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Old March 16th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #84
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Why no China Great Wall?
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Old March 17th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #85
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Because the great wall is old, i only included the new stuff
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Old March 17th, 2007, 04:21 AM   #86
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VOTE FOR CHICHEN ITZA:



















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Old March 17th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #87
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Old March 17th, 2007, 04:40 AM   #88
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Chichen Itza

(from Yucatec Maya chich'en itza', "At the mouth of the well of the Itza") is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization, located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, present-day Mexico.

Chichen Itza was a major regional center in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, from what is called “Mexicanized” and reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northern lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.






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Old March 17th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #89
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this is a really subjective matter bcz there are many great wonders and some might vote for a wonder just bcz it is in their country. Also, some may have visited and when u hear about something it will never be the same as seeing it as u will appreaciate a true wonder by seeing it.

However, we can also include objective criterias like complexity of structure, size, and other.

I have only visited petra city in jordan which was built 2000 years ago. Let me tell u that today u can builf a city into mountains of stones but 2000 years ago that was not easy. I mean do u know how think and tough that marble is. also the architecture is fantastic as there is artistic stuff carved in marble and also in the inside rooms or homes were connected. It should be in there.
that's what i wanted to say. for me it's a world wonder when people build for example the pyramids in gizeh....to place the several tons-stones is a wonder in my opinion. but what's with the Opera of Sydney for example....it was build in 1973!! at this time they have had modern machines to build such things ( Sears Tower, WTC!!), so i can't understand why some people wan't to have this opera in the list of the new world wonders.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #90
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I still had a scintilla of respect for this "competition" til I came upon the Statue of Liberty, Statue of Christ Redeemer and the Sydney Opera House. These came from a panel of international experts?
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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #91
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that's a wonder. the construction techniques are a wonder. both were innovative.

Hagia Sophia and Taj Mahal seem worthy to be wonders, they're just not my picks because there are comparable buildings of similar age, although if i had the time and motivation to do more research on them, i might change my mind.

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No offence man, but hagia sofia is more than a thousand years older than taj mahal and was built as a christian church, while the taj mahal is a muslim monument... Do a little research before you post such nonsense, i would say
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #92
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I voted by chichen-itza

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Old March 20th, 2007, 05:32 AM   #93
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Taj Mahal
Machu Picchu
The Pyramids of Giza
The Great Wall of China
The Colosseum
The Acropolis
Angkor

They will be announced 7th July here in Lisbon
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Old March 20th, 2007, 05:59 AM   #94
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I hope I'm not the only one that thinks this, but this is an incredibly stupid idea. Is this really based only on a popularity contest? The most votes means it's the most important? So any idiot can vote for the best or dumbest nominations, not because he thinks they're the best, but maybe because he holds a grudge against a country or he doesn't like the color of a building? 4 buildings in the US can be picked as winners as long as we get more people than France or Peru or other smaller countries to vote in the poll?

Why we're picking new wonders of the world makes no sense to me. I thought we already had 7 Modern Wonders of the World? Are the Pyramids now going to be less of an icon if they are not voted as a winner of this little poll?
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Old March 20th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #95
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along withe the new 7 wonders, it will be announced in the same cerimony the 7 Portugues Wonders, here are the 21 Finalists

Almourol Castle


Guimarães Castle


Marvão Castle


Óbidos Castle


Christ Covent in Tomar


Covent and Cathedral of Mafra


Sagres Fortress


Monsarraz Fortifications


Curch and Tower of Clérigos - Porto


Batalha Monastery


Alcobaça Monastery


Jerónimos Monastery


São Franscisco Church


Vila Viçosa Palace


Coimbra's University Campus


Mateus Palace


Pena National Palace


Queluz National Palace


Conimbriga Ruins


Evora's Roman Temple


Belém's Tower
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this arent the 21 finalists
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 05:23 PM   #97
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this arent the 21 finalists
Yes they are
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 10:53 PM   #98
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Someone forgot the Karakoram Highway...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakoram_Highway
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I'd like to see the english 7 wonders.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #100
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I'd like to see the english 7 wonders.
here's my favourite english wonder:




but seriously, it's just impossible to make a list of 7 wonders, without excluding dozens of other great places. So you could call it a useless 'contest', but I think it could be a great way of getting to know some lesser known places. So please people, post more "wonders"!
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