Wednesday, October 18, 2006

New7Wonders' 21 finalists includes Rapa Nui's moai

The world is eagerly awaiting the newseven wonders of the world...And the finalists are...
Non-profit Swiss foundation called New7Wonders which specialises in the preservation, restoration and promotion of monuments, announced 21 finalists for the New Seven Wonders of the World. The results will be announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon. Besides the Pyramids of Giza, none of the seven ancient wonders of the world made it to the list.
Mumbai Mirror
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Moai are statues carved from compressed volcanic ash on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The statues are all monolithic, that is, carved in one piece. The largest moai erected, “Paro”, was almost 10 metres (33 feet) high and weighed 75 tonnes

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