When we talk about the wonders of the world, it is obvious to think about the Seven Wonders of the World. Basically the Seven Wonders of the World was a project which attempted to update the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; it is now a concept which consists of the modern list of wonders. The popularity pole was conducted by Canadian-Swiss based Bernard Weber, and he started the Swiss-based New Seven Wonders of the World, which is controlled by the government, and the latest announcement of the Seven Wonders were announced in the year 2007 in the city of Lisbon.
According to the New 7 Wonders Foundation, over hundred million votes were cast by internet or telephone, rating their favorite wonder. However many voters provided multiple votes, therefore the pole was considered to be unscientific. According to the CEO of the foundation, the 7 wonders attracted largest poll on record. This program attracted variety of official reactions; some countries touted their citizens to vote for the local landmark to boost their number of votes. Some people even criticized the whole contest. UNESCO initially supported the concept, however later distanced itself from the undertaking in 2007. The New 7 Wonders Foundation therefore had to rely on private donations and the sale of broadcast rights.
The foundation launched various similar contests such as New 7 Wonders of the Nature, Industrial wonders and many more. Various lists of the Wonders of the world have been compiled over years to finally catalogue some of the most spectacular man made and natural things of the world.
The every continent has its own history. The traces of the magnificent art and architecture could be seen even today. The famous list of wonders for remarkable constructions of classical antiquity is based on the popular guide books, which was popular among the ancient Hellenic Tourists. Some of the most significant are the versions by Antipater of Sidon and an observer identified as Philon of Byzantium, it comprises of sever works situated around the Mediterranean rim. This was the original list of wonders, which has inspired innumerable versions for ages; it is often kept only with the seven entries. However many wonders no longer exists, only Pyramid of Giza has lift intact till present day.
Some of the ancient wonders include
Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, and light house of Alexandria.
The New Seven Wonders of the world include Chichen Itza, Mexico, Christ Redeemer in Brazil, Colosseum in Italy, Taj Mahal, India, Great Wall of China, Petra, Jordan, Machu Picchy in Peru.
The Natural wonders of the World include Mount Everest, Victoria falls, Aurora Borealis, Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Paricutin.