LISBON, Portugal

The contest to name the new seven wonders of the world is over, and the contest to name the new seven wonders of nature is underway.

Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer, Peru's Machu Picchu, Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid, the Great Wall of China, Jordan's Petra, the Colosseum in Rome and India's Taj Mahal were named the new seven wonders of the world July 7 at a ceremony in Lisbon.

The sites were selected according to a tally of about 100 million votes cast by people around the world over the Internet and by cell phone text messages, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll said.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, the only surviving structures from the original seven wonders of the ancient world, kept their status in addition to the new seven.

The campaign to pick the seven new wonders was begun in 1999 by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber. His Switzerland-based foundation, called New7Wonders, received some 200 nominations from around the world and then narrowed the list to 21 candidates for the public to vote on.

Weber has now begun a new campaign to choose the new seven natural wonders of the world. The New7Wonders organization will accept nominations for the new list through Aug. 8, 2008. For details, visit