Criteria for Selection
The seven wonders of the world are the most remarkable and spectacular man-made creations in the world. The original list of seven wonders was compiled in the 2nd century BC and included the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
However, over the centuries, these wonders have been destroyed by natural disasters, wars, and other events. To honor the original seven wonders of the world, a new list was created in 2001. The selection criteria for the new list were that the sites must be man-made, be of universal value, and be preserved until the present day.
Current List of 7 Wonders of the World
The current list of seven wonders of the world includes the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Colosseum in Rome, the Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Petra in Jordan, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil.
These seven wonders have been chosen for their architectural, cultural, and historic significance. They are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they represent the most impressive man-made creations in the world today.
The process of selecting the seven wonders of the world is an international effort. A panel of experts in archaeology, history, architecture, and tourism evaluate potential sites based on the criteria of universal value, preservation, and man-made construction. The panel then makes a list of potential sites, which is then put to a public vote.
The voting process is conducted online, and people from all over the world can participate. The voting process is conducted in several stages, and in the end, the seven sites with the most votes are declared the new seven wonders of the world.
The voting process allows people from all over the world to participate in the selection of the seven wonders of the world. It honors the original seven wonders of the world and ensures that the new list reflects the most impressive man-made creations in the world.