Las siete maravillas del mundo

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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, andthe only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu and constructed over a 14 to 20-year period concludingaround 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 metres (480.6 ft), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years, the longest period of time ever held for such a record.The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are considered to be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. They were built in the ancient city-state of Babylon, near present-day Al Hillah, Babil, inIraq. They are sometimes called the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis.
The gardens were supposedly built by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC.

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was made bythe Greek sculptor Phidias, circa 432 BC on the site where it was erected in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The seated statue, some 12meters (43 feet) tall, occupied half of the width of the aisle of the temple built to house it. "It seems that if [Zeus]] were to stand up," the geographer Strabo noted early in the 1st century BC, "hewould unroof the temple."[2] The Zeus was a chryselephantine sculpture, made of ivory and gold-plated bronze. No copy in marble or bronze has survived, though there are recognizable but approximateversions on coins of nearby Elis and on Roman coins and engraved gems.

The Temple of Arte also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to a goddess Greeks identifiedas Artemis and was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was sited at Ephesus (the modern town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey), and was completely rebuilt three times before its...
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