Original Seven Wonders of the World


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Original Seven Wonders of the World

  2. 2. Introduction  Over the years, the 7 wonders of the world has been changed, rewritten and updated to include more recent amazing features the world has to offer. In fact, the name has even been changed as the features on the list have changed in order to keep up with current times and what items the list boasts. The original seven, however, are still just as wondrous and amazing as ever.
  3. 3. The Collossus of Rhodes  The Collossus of Rhodes was a statue built in the city of Rhodes between 292 BC and 280 BC. The location of the statue itself vary, as it was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC, but it is reported that the statue stood just over 98 feet tall. It was constructed by Rhodians after their victory over Antigonus I Monophthalmus, ruler of Cyprus. It has been said that the army sent by Antigonus fled the siege they initiated, abandoning a majority of their equipment, and the Rhodians gathered the funds to build the statue by selling that equipment. It has also been said that some of the materials the statue was constructed from was also from that equipment.
  4. 4. The Great Pyramid of Giza  This amazing structure is one of the three pyramids in El Giza, Egypt. It is the biggest and the oldest of the three. One of the pyramid's greatest mysteries is how it was built; the technology of the period it was built in has the world's greatest experts wondering exactly how it was finished. Originally, it stood 481 feet tall and was encased in rock that made the outer structure smooth to the touch. It was the world's tallest structure made by man for over 3,800 years.
  5. 5. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon  This wonder is largely considered a legend because there has been no archaeological evidence of its existence. It has been said that it was built in the city of Babylon by Emperor Nebuchadnezzar II for his wife, Queen Amytis. She had become homesick and missed the greenery of her homeland, so it was built to satisfy her needs. It has also been said that the gardens were built by King Sennacherib, an Assyrian king, in his city of Nineveh. However, it has been considered one of the world's wonders because it remained a lush garden in the midst of a desert due to the amazing power of water.
  6. 6. The Lighthouse of Alexandria  Standing between 393 feet and 450 feet tall, this was one of the tallest structures made by man in the world for many, many years, having been built circa 208 BC. It was located in Alexandria, Egypt and has been referred to as the Pharos of Alexandria. Unfortunately, three earthquakes led to the structure's demise, as it was not repaired after each.
  7. 7. The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus  Built between 353 BC and 350 BC, The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus was a tomb in Halicarnassus, which is currently known as Bodrum, Turkey. It stood approximately 148 feet tall. Its real claim to fame was not that it was a tomb built for a Persian governor and his wife, who also happened to be his sister, but it was the beautiful decorations that covered the outside walls. It boasted numerous stone statues and action scenes carved into marble walls. The structure was destroyed by earthquakes between the 12th century and 1402 AD.
  8. 8. The Statue of Zeus At Olympia  This statue was a representation of the Greek god Zeus, constructed circa 435 BC. It stood about 43 feet tall and was constructed by a sculptor from Greece named Phidias. The statue was built using gold panels, ivory, precious stones and ebony. It was considered one of the 7 wonders of the world because it was so ornate. How it was destroyed is unclear, as there are several different accounts, but most agree that it was destroyed in a fire.
  9. 9. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus  Located in Ephesus, which is currently known as Selcuk, Turkey, was a dedication to a goddess named Artemis. The sanctuary was rebuilt in its entirety three times to make up for its destruction by natural disasters such as flooding and arson. How it was ultimately destroyed is uncertain, as there are a variety of different accounts as to the happenings in the temple; it is unclear if it was rebuilt or repaired after arson and raid.
  10. 10. Wonders of the World  To read and learn about all the wonders of the world visit: http://the7wondersoftheworld.com/
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