Chichen Itza: no wonder it is a New 7th Wonder
Virginia Linn, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
CHICHEN ITZA, Mexico — If there’s one day trip you should take while visiting the Yucatan, it’s to Chichen Itza.
Two years ago last week, the main pyramid of this ancient Mayan city was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide vote involving more than 100 million people. Its selection was announced by the New7Wonders Foundation on July 7, 2007 — 07/07/07 — and also included China’s Great Wall, Petra in Jordan, Christ Redeemer statue in Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal in India. An honorary eighth wonder was the Giza pyramids in Egypt, which were part of the original Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.