The seven wonders of the world, also called The Seven Wonders or The Seven Wonders of the ancient world were a set of architectural works that the Hellenes, especially those of the Hellenisticperiod, considered worth visiting, because for them famous monuments of the creation and human ingenuity.
Of these only one, the Great Pyramid is still standing despite the intentions and past toreconstruct some of them.
The Great Pyramid of Giza. Completed about 2570 a. C., was built for the Pharaoh Cheops. Located in Giza, Egypt, is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world can stillsee.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Built in 605 a. C. - 562 a. C. Located in the city of Babylon, now Iraq. Lasted until no later than 126 a. C., when the city was destroyed by the Parthiansdefinitely.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (now Turkey). Built around 550 a. C. and destroyed in an arson attack on 356 a. C., Alexander ordered the reconstruction, completed after his death in 323a. C. This new temple, which must be considered as included in the list of wonders, was destroyed in turn by the Goths during a sack in 262.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Sculpted to 430 a. C. byPhidias. Located inside the temple dedicated to Zeus himself in Olympia, Greece, disappeared in 393, the year when the Emperor Theodosius the Great outlawed pagan worship, and 426, in which TheodosiusII ordered the demolition of the monuments of Olympia.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Built around 353 a. C. and located in the Greek city of Halicarnassus, now Bodrum (Turkey). He remainedstanding throughout the centuries, but a series of earthquakes led to 1404 and had remained in ruins.
The Colossus of Rhodes. Built between 294 a. C. and 282 a. C. Located at the entrance of the portcity of Rhodes in Rhodes Island, Greece, was shot down by an earthquake in the year 223 a. C., so that was the most ephemeral of wonders.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria. Built between 285 a. C. and...
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