Transcript of "Seven wonders of the ancient world"
Seven Wonders of The Ancient World
Lighthouse at Alexandria• The Lighthouse was built between 280 and 247 BC on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt.• It was 120-140 metres tall and had a range of 47 km and was used to guide ships into Alexandria port.• It was built by Ptolemy I.
Colossus of Rhodes.• It was built between 292 and 280 BC and was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC.• It was a statue of the Greek Titan, Helios.• It was 30 metres in height• It was built by Chares of Lindos.
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus• It was a large tomb built for Mausolus, who was a Satrap in the Persian Empire, between 353 and 350 BC• It was 45 metres tall
Statue of Zeus at Olympia• The Statue of Zeus was made by Phidias in 432 BC and was destroyed in 425 BC.• The statue is of Zeus, who is the god of the Sky and Thunder.• In his right hand he holds Nike, the god of victory and in his left, he holds a sceptre of gold on which an eagle is perched.
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus• The temple is dedicated to Artemis, who is the goddess of the Hunt, Wild Animals, Childbirth and Virginity.• It was rebuilt three times until it was eventually destroyed in 401.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon.• The Hanging Gardens are the only wonder that may have been pure legend because no one has found them, their ruins or even any sign of them. Neither was there any records.• These pictures may have the same idea but no one knows for sure what they look like.
The Great Pyramid at Giza• Egyptologists believe that the pyramids were made as a tomb for the Pharaoh, Khufu who also built them.• The Pyramid was initially 146.5 metres tall but was reduced to 138.8 metres a couple of years later.• Some people theorise that the egyptians did not build them because of the sheer size and accuracy of it.
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