Eighth wonder of world ‘rediscovered’ in New Zealand . An “eighth wonder of the world” once thought irretrievably lost in a volcanic eruption may have been rediscovered, New Zealand researchers say.
The pink and white terraces of Lake Rotomahana, on the country’s North Island, were a major tourist attraction in the 1800s and people traveled from far and wide to see them.It was thought they had been destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1886 and as they were never surveyed by the government of the time, there was no record of their latitude or longitude.
But the 2010 discovery of a geologist’s long-lost diaries in a Swiss collection has allowed researchers to estimate their location, to within 35 metres.
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