The Great Pyramid of Egypt The Hanging Gardens of Babylon The Statue of Zeus at Olympia The Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus The Colossus of Rhodes The Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria Which are the seven wonders of the ancient world?
The Great Pyramid of Egypt Location: Giza, Egypt, on west bank of Nile River near Cairo History: The Egyptian Pyramids are the oldest and only surviving member of the ancient wonders.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Location: In Babylon near modern-day Baghdad, Iraq Built: About 605 B.C. History: These gardens said to have been laid out on a brick terrace by King Nebuchadnezzar II for one of his wives.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Built: About 435 B.C. Location: Ancient Greek city of Olympia History: Athenian sculptor Phidias created an ivory Zeus. A severe fire destroyed the statue in 462 A.D.
The Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus Location: In Greek city of Ephesus, on west coast of modern Turkey Built: About 550 B.C. History: It had a marble sanctuary and a tile-covered wooden roof. Fire devastated the temple
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Location: In what is now southwestern Turkey Built: About 353 B.C. History: It was built to hold the remains of Mausolus (Mausollos), a provincial king in the Persian Empire . It was damaged by an earthquake
The Colossus of Rhodes Location: Near harbor of Rhodes, a Greek island in Aegean Sea Built: Early 200s B.C. History: The Greek sculptor Chares worked for 12 years. Just 56 years after it was built, a strong earthquake destroyed it.
The Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria Location: On ancient island of Pharos in harbor of Alexandria, Egypt Built: About 304 B.C. History:
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