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Wonders of the world

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examples of ancient wonders and modern ones

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  • 1. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders.
  • 2. Great Pyramid Hanging Gardens of Giza of BabylonThe oldest of the wonders May be purely legendary. of the ancient world and the only one still intact.
  • 3. Statue of Zeus  Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, an ancientat Olympia Greek city.  Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus, considered to be an aesthetic triumph.  Colossus of Rhodes, one of the tallest statues of the ancient worldLost and destroyed during the 5th  Lighthouse of Alexandria, century AD, and known only the tallest man-made from ancient Greek descriptions and coin structure for centuries. representations.
  • 4. The Great Wall of Machu Picchu ChinaFound in China, it is It was the center of the greatest man- culture in Peru, made barrier of the world. South America.
  • 5. Statue of Taj Mahal LibertyMost beautiful tomb, not Found in New York, United only in India, but in the States, this statue is the whole world. best known symbol of democracy in the world.
  • 6. Stonehenge ColosseumA pre-historic monument in An amphitheatre in the England and one of the center of Rome, Italy, it most famous sites in the was used for gladiatorial world. contests and other entertainment forms.
  • 7. List of Works CitedKatrak, Nancy. “Wonders of the World.” Ppt presentation 3 Oct. 2009. <www.slideshare.net>. Online. Google. 8 January 2013.Wikepedia. “The Free Encyclopedia.” The Wonders of the World. 9 January 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonders_of _the_World>. 10 January 2013.
  • 8. List of Works CitedKatrak, Nancy. “Wonders of the World.” Ppt presentation 3 Oct. 2009. <www.slideshare.net>. Online. Google. 8 January 2013.Wikepedia. “The Free Encyclopedia.” The Wonders of the World. 9 January 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonders_of _the_World>. 10 January 2013.

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