By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: We just returned from a trip to Mexico and were told when we were there that some of their landmarks are going to be known as seventh world wonder. How could that be? I thought we already knew the Seven Wonders. Am I missing something?

A: There is actually a world competition currently underway called the New Seven Wonders. This Swiss-based New7Wonders Foundation is revising the original seven ancient wonders of the world, and Mexico' s Chichen-Itza in Yucatan State is one of 21 finalists to become a new Seven World Wonder. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, Chichen-Itza is considered to have been one of the greatest Mayan centers of the Yucatan peninsula, and today is one of the largest and most impressive archaeological sites in Mexico.

To vote for Chichen-Itza as one of the new Seven World Wonders, visit . The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007.


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