Ethan Allen [email_address] University of Southern Mississippi 4/29/2011 Ethan Allen
The Seven Wonders Selected by the Ancient Greeks When the ancient Greeks decided to select seven wonders from the many impressive structures that had been constructed throughout history, there was a lot of argument about which structures to select. Over the years, many different lists were created. Finally, a list was presented that most Greeks agreed included the seven most wondrous wonders, each a unique achievement. Ethan Allen
Visit the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Great Pyramid at Giza Hanging Gardens of Babylon Statue of Zeus at Olympia Temple of Artemis at Ephesus Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Colossus of Rhodes Lighthouse at Alexandria Ethan Allen
… There are three main pyramids in Giza Khufu – the largest pyramid, known as the Great Pyramid Khafre – Khufu’s son’s tomb, 2 nd largest pyramid, and it is easily recognizable by its’ limestone cap Menkaure – Built for Khufu’s other son, it is the smallest of the three pyramids The Pyramids are the only world wonder still standing today… Ethan Allen
According to accounts, the gardens were built to cheer up Nebuchadnezzar's homesick wife, Amyitis . The land she came from, was green, rugged and mountainous, and she found the flat, sunbaked terrain of Mesopotamia depressing. The King constructed an artificial mountain with roof top gardens to remind his queen of her homeland The gardens do not hang, it was just a mistake in translation Ethan Allen
The island of Rhodes was an important trade centre in the ancient world.
It is located off the southwestern tip of Asia Minor
The statue was one hundred and ten feet high and stood upon a fifty-foot pedestal near the harbour mole.
It took twelve years to build
Although the statue has been popularly depicted with its legs spanning the harbour entrance so that ships could pass beneath, it was actually posed in a more traditional Greek manner: nude, wearing a spiked crown, shading its eyes from the rising sun with its right hand, while holding a cloak over its left. The statue was built as a tribute to the Rhodians patron god, Helios It was built after their underdog victory against Demetrius’ army of 40,000 Ethan Allen
The first Marble constructed temple in honor of the Ephesus god Artemis The temple has been destroyed and rebuilt 7 times The temple was burnt to the ground by a young man trying to go down in history Ethan Allen
The young man was put to death and anyone who mentioned his name were put to death too
Today a single column is left at the original site of the temple
Ptolemy decided Alexandria,Eygpt needed a symbol and a way to guide ships into its bust harbour After 20 years of construction the world’s first light house was complete The light house gets its name from the island it was built on, Pharos Island The light house towered over 300 feet above sea level Ethan Allen
The lighthouse became a tourist atraction, food was served on the first level of the tower Massive stone blocks were found at the bottom of the Meditterainian sea, no one knows for sure if the blocks came from the lighthouse Ethan Allen