The New Seven Wonders of the World (New 7 Wonders of the World, 2000-2007) is an update on the idea of the Seven Wonders of the World with a list of new wonders. The New7 Wonders Foundation, a private company, organized a celebrity poll, and the winners were announced on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Swiss-based New seven Wonders Foundation reports that more than 100 million people have registered to vote online or over the phone. This poll is considered “absolutely unscientific” because there is no way to prevent one person from registering multiple votes. According to John Jogby, founder and current chairman / CEO of Jogby International, a Washington – based poll firm, the New7Wonders Foundation has conducted “the largest poll ever recorded in history.”
The project received a wide range of official reactions. Some countries sought to garner more votes for their finals, while others ignored or criticized the contest. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which initially supported the New 7 Wonders Foundation at the beginning of the campaign and provided advice on the selection of miracles, withdrew from the organization in 2007.
Additional monuments were supported by websites dedicated to them or by strong support advertisements on national websites. National leaders and celebrities in many countries have encouraged the New 7 Wonders campaign. New7Wonders reports that the number of registered voters and the geographical and cultural diversity of the registered voters show that its mission of global dialogue and cultural exchange has been achieved.
Founded in 2001, the New7Wonders Foundation operates with private donations and broadcasting rights and does not accept any public money or taxpayer money. Following the announcement of the decision, New7 Wonders stated that it had not received any returns and was able to recoup some of its investment.
Bernard Weber, chairman of the New7Wonders Foundation, called the referendum on the New Seven Wonders of the World the first global democratic process in human history. The Foundation launched a similar competition in 2007 called the New7Wonders of Nature, and applications were accepted until November 11, 2011. New7Wonders Cities is a project currently in progress. The referendum will be held until January 2014.
Herodotus (484 BC – 425 BC) and Callimachus (305 – 240 BC) go back in time to think of the seven wonders of the world, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Garden of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus in Ephesus, Ephesus The list includes the Temple of Artemis, the Maserati Monument in Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Alexandria Lighthouse. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza still stands. The other six were destroyed by an earthquake, fire, or other cause
According to New7 Wonders’ Milestones page, the project was launched in September 1999 by Bernard Weber, a Canadian film director and pilot based in Switzerland. The project’s website was launched in 2001. Weber donated $ 700 to a site operating from Canada. To be included in this new list, miracles must be man-made, completed by the year 2000, and preserved in an acceptable way. As of November 24, 2005, 177 monuments were under consideration.
As of January 1, 2006, there are only 21 sites on the list, with a team of six of the world’s foremost architects from five continents, including Saga Hadith, Caesar Belle, Tado Anto, Harry Seattler, Aziz Diobe, and Jung Ho Chang, a former UNESCO leader. New7Wonders said it was selected by Director General Professor Petrico Meyer. The remains of the Seven Old Wonders of the World, the Giza Pyramids, were removed from the poll and the list was reduced to 20, with the Giza Pyramid being awarded the prestigious New 7 Wonders Eligibility.
The project decided the reasons for each final choice, such as the diligence of the Great Wall of China, the love for the Taj Mahal, and the awe of the Easter Island statues. A top 10 list, including 7 victory symbols in between, as well as the Acropolis, Easter Island, and the Eiffel Tower, was published with points. Former UNESCO Director-General Petrico Meyer was the individual chairman of the project’s expert panel. The New 7 Wonders is not affiliated with UNESCO.
Organizers said the primary goal of the campaign was to promote global exchange and admiration between cultures. In addition, the New7Wonders created a so-called “World Memory”, which means 7 things that everyone around the world will remember and share. New7Wonders also seeks to use a portion of the proceeds from competition between world-renowned monuments, future polls, related businesses, and voter database usage,  to build or support various recovery projects around the world.
Raising awareness about the world’s unique cultural sites has always been a goal of New7Wonders. Newsweek and MSNBC reported on July 5, 2007, “It would be wonderful to cultivate this feeling.”