Pyramids still the only wonder, says Egypt
Egypt has reacted to the whole New Seven Wonders hype by saying the pyramids of Giza remain the only wonder of the world.
“This contest will not detract from the value of the pyramids, which is the only real wonder of the world,” Egypt's antiquities supremo Zahi Hawass told AFP.
He said the competition has no value because the masses do not write history.
Egypt was enraged when it was initially included in the competition, describing as ridiculous the fact that the only surviving wonder of the ancient world be put to a vote.
Hawass said the new wonders would simply fade in people’s memories once the media hype was over. “After several months, ask anyone to name the (new) choices, they won’t be able to remember them,” he said. “But if you ask any primary school pupil, they could still list the ancient wonders of the world.”