New7Wonders of the World

The 7 Virtues of Humankind

Zurich/Switzerland — The Official New 7 Wonders of the World, as declared on July 7, 2007 — 07.07.07 — represent the first time that people worldwide have joined together and chosen symbols of our common world.With more than 100 million votes cast, this resounding roar from humanity recognizes core values and virtues as embodied by The Official New 7 Wonders of the World.

The 7 Human Virtues were extracted from the 21 New7Wonders Finalist campaign slogans: (full list of 21 N7W Finalist virtues):

The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal represents PASSION and love without which our lives, our relationships and our achievements have no meaning.

The Colosseum
The Colosseum

The Colosseum represents JOY as well as the dark cloud of suffering, without there can be no silver lining of joy.

Christ Redeemer
Christ Redeemer

The statue of Christ Redeemer represents OPENNESS and welcoming others, allowing for mutual appreciation and growth.

Chichén Itzá
Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá represents KNOWLEDGE coupled with worship of a higher level of consciousness.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu represents DEDICATION to common causes, common goals which enable and sustain community.

The China Great Wall
The China Great Wall

The China Great Wall represents PERSEVERANCE to build and to persist, even in the face of adversity.

Petra
Petra

Petra represents PROTECTION thanks to engineering and human resourcefulness, protecting us from the elements and enemies.

Bernard Weber, Founder of New7Wonders:“The virtues represented by The Official New 7 Wonders of the World show why people have been able to attain such incredible heights, create such marvellous works, and why we all have hope in a bright future. Life is made worth living, on all levels, thanks to Passion, Joy, Openness, Knowledge, Dedication, Perseverance and Protection.”

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