Seven World Wonders – From The Ancient World

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The Pyramids Of Giza

These stunning structures are the last of all the ancient wonders still standing. According to Egyptologists, the Great Pyramid (the biggest in the middle) was built as a tomb for Pharoaoh Khufu. Constructed around 2600 BC, there is still mystery around the planning and construction of these pyramids.

Temple of Artemis

Constructed in 6th century BC in Turkey to honor the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis. It was known for its tremendous size and beautiful art it homed. It was burnt down, rebuilt and then destroyed again in 262 BC.

Hanging Garden Of Babylon

Located in Babylon, Iraq. This is said to be built for the wife of king Nebuchadnezzar II. It was described as a garden paradise. Historians are still questioning the actual existence

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The Statue Of Zeus

Located at Olympia, Greece and standing at 12.4m tall this huge monument was built by Phidias in 435 BC. It was built of Ivory and Gold. Zeus is known as the God of Gods. The statue was destroyed by a fire, along with the temple where it stood.

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

This is a large tomb build forĀ  King Mausolus of Caira built in 350BC. It was located in Halicarnassus, in southwest Turkey. This town is now called Bodrum. This beautiful building was destroyed by earthquakes in the 13th century, although the site can still be visited.

Lighthouse Of Alexandria

This is believed to be the first lighthouse ever built. Constructed around 260BC at Alexandria, Egpyt. It was destroyed around 13th Century by earthquakes. It was built at the port entrance on a small island called Pharos to guide ships safely. It is said that some of the ruins still remain under the water.

Colossus Of Rhodes

This is a giant bronze statue located in Rhodes, Greece built in 280BC. It is a statue of Helios, the Greek Sun God, as a symbol of strength and freedom. It only stood for 54 years before being destroyed by an earthquake. There is still speculation around if the statue straddled the harbor as sketches show.

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