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Pyramid Scheme

So ... with all the talk about a new list of wonders (you can vote for favorite wonder here), it's worth noting that only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is left standing, and it's the Great Pyramid of Giza. Today, we'll be talking to world-renowned archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, who is, among other things, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Director of Excavations at Giza (yes, that Giza). His argument? The pyramids hardly need to be put to a vote to be labeled a "wonder."