I was utterly shocked on the announcement of the new seven wonders of the world ! how come the pyramid of Giza has been left out ! if pyramid can't make us woder, then we must have lost our sence of woderment...
"The new seven wonders of the world" announced July 7 following a global poll to decide a new list of human-made marvels. The contest was organized by the New7Wonders Foundation—the brainchild of Swiss filmmaker and museum curator Bernard Weber—in order to "protect humankind's heritage across the globe." The seven new wonders are Christ the Redeemer" statue in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil ,the Colosseum in Rome, India's Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Jordan's ancient city of Petra, the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, and the ancient Maya city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico.
yes, peoples' choices vary indeed,but Egypt always have had some spell over me. i've never been there but i've promised myself ..i must stand before thise tombs and feel the pride of being a human being after all. and that moment i wont think about the cruelty or greed of the rulers who tried to deify themselves.. i will just wonder about the great minds who brain-stormed day and night for perfection.
At last the Mayans got some respect they have deserved for long..the invaders destroyed most of the relics, cultural icons and the few people who escaped from homicide could not preserve their identity well. now we can just remember their glory and pay some respect to these ruins !