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7 Ancient Wonders of the World

Jan 30, 2023
Great Pyramid of Giza
The largest of the great Pyramids at Giza stood as the tallest human-made structure on earth for nearly 4000 years. Erected around 2560 BCE, the Great Pyramid is the final resting tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
It was built around 600 BCE by King Nebuchadnezzar II. It was marvel of agricultural engineering with an array of exotic flowers, foliage, fruits and waterfalls by was destroyed by earthquakes
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
A 12.4 m tall Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece was erected by the Greek Sculptor Phidias around 435 BCE in the Temple of Zeus. It is unknown how the temple and statue of Zeus were destroyed.
Temple of Artemis
The Greek Temple of Artemis was dedicated to the Greek Goddess Artemis. It was the first temple made entirely of marble, towering around 115 m. In 356 BC, the temple was burnt down in a vainglorious act of arson by a madman, Herostratus
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Designed by Greek Architects Satyros and Pythis in 50 BCE, this mausoleum was 43 meters high and was adored with intricate carvings and precious works of art. The monument was the tomb of Mausolus, ruler of Caria. A series of earthquakes destroyed it utterly.
Colossus of Rhodes
The 33-meter bronze statue of the Greek sun god Helios was erected at the Harbor of ancient Rhodes between 292 and 280 BCE to commemorate their victory over the invading army of Demetrius in 304 BCE. An earthquake destroyed the statue in 224 BCE
Pharos of Alexandria
Constructed on Pharos, an island in Alexandria of Ancient Egypt, this lighthouse was considered a technical genius that served as the model for all future lighthouses. It stood 107 meters tall and was built between 285 and 247 BCE, Surviving for almost 1500 years, earthquakes damaged it entirely by 1480 CE